Flaminia Catteruccia is associate professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at 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 mosquitos, the major malaria vectors, and of the factors that shape the development of the malaria parasite in the mosquito. Her research aims at answering basic biological questions as well as developing new tools for malaria control programs.
Professor Catteruccia trained as a molecular entomologist at Imperial College London, where she achieved the first genetic manipulation of Anopheles mosquitos. 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.