Brian Garcia Rodriquez
I am a undergraduate student in the Florida International University in the Quantifying Biology in the Classroom (QBIC) program. I am interested in the behavioral switch female mosquitoes make early in their adulthood from exclusive nectar-feeding to feeding on both human and plant hosts. Brian has been recently awarded the FIU MBRS/RISE fellowship, which will support his research.
I am currently exploring changes in Aedes aegypti physiology after eclosion that may underlie a shift from nectar-seeking towards human host-seeking.