Culex tarsalis

photo: James Gathany

The Team


David O'Brochta

Principal Investigator

Dave spends most of his time writing grants and papers, teaching, editing the journal Insect Molecular Biology, leading the IBBR Insect Transformation Facility and some academic committee work.  None of that can keep him out of the lab.

Nobel Surendran

Visiting Professor,



Bill Reid

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kasim George

Ph.D. Student

Kristina Pilitt

Laboratory Manager

Robert Alford

Laboratory Technician

Robert Harrell

Manager, Insect Transformation Facility

Channa Aluvihara

Senior Technician, Insect Transformation Facility