Leonard E. Munstermann PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchInfectious DiseasesSchool of Public Health: Vector-borne; Parasitology Program

Research Interests

Molecular genetics; Insect vectors; Phlebotomine sand flies; Entomology; Phylogeny; Taxonomy; Speciation more...


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1979

Selected Publications

  • Cohnstaedt, L.W., Gillen, J.I., and Munstermann, L.E. (2008). Light-emitting diode technology improves insect trapping. J. Am. Mosq. Contr. Assoc. 24(2): 331-334.
  • Usmani-Brown, S., Cohnstaedt, L., and Munstermann, L.E. (2009). Population genetics of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) invading populations, using a mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenasea subunit 5 sequences. Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 102(1): 144-150.
  • Santaella, J., Ocampo, C.B., Saravia, N.G., Méndez, F., Góngora, R., Gomez, M.A., Munstermann, L.E., and Quinnell, R.J. (2011). Leishmania (Viannia) infection in the domestic dog in Chaparral, Colombia. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 84(5): 674-680.



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