Brenda Hidalgo



I am an undergraduate student at Florida International University majoring in Biochemistry. Currently working as a laboratory assistant in DeGennaro Lab and as a tutor for the chemistry department in the CHEMPAL program. I am interested in tactile effects of DEET in mosquito repellency.  


I am working to understand how DEET (active ingredient used in insect repellents) affects mosquitoes at the tactile level, and which receptors are being activated when exposed for an extended period to tolerable concentrations of the compound.