Geoff Attardo PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInfectious DiseasesSchool of Public Health: Vector-borne; Aksoy Lab

Research Interests

Insect vectors; Reproduction; Genetics; Biochemistry; Tsetse fly; Nutrition; Viviparity; Trypanosomiasis; Africa more...


  • BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1994
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004

Selected Publications

  • International Glossina Genome Initiative. Genome sequence of the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans): vector of African trypanosomiasis. Science. 2014;344(6182):380-6. doi: 10.1126/science.1249656. PubMed PMID: 24763584; PMCID: 4077534.
  • Attardo GM, Benoit JB, Michalkova V, Patrick KR, Krause TB, Aksoy S. The homeodomain protein ladybird late regulates synthesis of milk proteins during pregnancy in the tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans). PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 2014;8(4):e2645. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002645. PubMed PMID: 24763082; PMCID: 3998940.
  • Benoit JB, Attardo GM, Baumann AA, Michalkova V, Aksoy S. Adenotrophic viviparity in tsetse flies: potential for population control and as an insect model for lactation. Annual review of entomology. 2015;60:351-71. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-010814-020834. PubMed PMID: 25341093.



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