Ash K. Pathak

Assistant Research Scientist
Murdock Lab

Research Interests

In the Murdock lab, I am looking at how within- and between-host factors modulate transmission of Plasmodium species from mosquito vectors. Temperature, humidity and food availability are fundamental to insect fitness and survival, yet, relatively little is known about how they interface with mosquito biology and especially how this affects vectorial capacity. I am using holistic, -omics based approaches to investigate the immuno-physiological dynamics of Anopheles species in response to the above-mentioned factors and the corresponding changes in survival and shedding of Plasmodium falciparum.