Geoff Michael Attardo, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Aksoy Lab | Climate Change and Health | Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vector-borne

Office of Student Research

Global Health Initiative: Infectious Diseases

Biography

Dr. Attardo's research focuses upon the reproductive biology of insect vectors of human disease. His work has covered molecular mechanisms of how blood feeding activates reproduction in the Yellow Fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Currently, in the Aksoy lab, his work focuses on characterizing the reproductive processes of the viviparous Tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). The vector of Human African Trypanosomiasis and Nagana in subsaharan Africa. This work targets multiple aspects of reproduction in tsetse including characterization and regulation of lactation in female flies, the essential link between symbiotic bacteria and female reproduction and the role of male seminal products in reproduction. These studies utilize a variety of approaches including comparative genomics, bioinformatics, high-throughput sequencing as well as traditional molecular wet lab techniques.

Education & Training

PhD Michigan State University (2004)
BS University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1994)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale School of Public Health

International Activity

  • Capacity Building in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya (2015 - 2015)

    I will be leading a workshop on comparative genomic analysis of tsetse flies in March of 2015. The purpose of this workshop is to build scientific capacity in Kenya and provide training and experience in bioinformatic analysis and tsetse fly biology.

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Contact Info

Geoff Michael Attardo, PhD
Office Location
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street, Ste 6th Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Yale School of Public HealthPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034

Curriculum Vitae

Aksoy Lab

Research Image 1

Cover image from the publication of the tsetse fly genome.