Reinier Alvarez

Bio

Reinier was an undergraduate Biology major at Florida International University with an interest in mosquito behavioral genetics. He is currently attending FIU Medical School.

Project

Ionotropic receptors (IR) are a class of chemoreceptors used for olfaction and taste that are likely involved in mosquito host detection. In DeGennaro lab, Reinier cloned IRs that are expressed in the mosquito's olfactory organs: the antennae and maxillary palps. These IRs are likely to play a role in mosquito olfaction.

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