Flaminia Catteruccia is Professor at the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the study of the molecular basis of reproductive biology in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, the major malaria vectors, and of the factors that shape the development of the malaria parasite in the mosquito vector. Her research aims at answering basic biological questions as well as developing new tools for vector control programs.
Professor Catteruccia trained as a molecular entomologist at Imperial College London, where she achieved the first genetic manipulation of Anopheles mosquitoes. She has contributed to the generation of a number of tools for molecular and genetic studies in mosquitoes, with the goal to aid the implementation of novel strategies for mosquito control. Her work includes field studies in a number of African countries to confirm and expand the laboratory findings of her research group.