Dr Brandy St Laurent | Staff Scientist

St Laurent, Brandy

I am a vector ecologist interested in malaria transmission in areas with diverse vector species. I have done extensive field work in Southeast Asia and Africa, collecting malaria mosquitoes from forests and villages to examine their behavoir and biology.

I am now a Staff Scientist in Dominic Kwiatkowski's Malaria Genetics group. My current work is focused on the population genomics of several malaria vectors in Southeast Asia: An. minimus, An. maculatus, An. barbirostris, and An. dirus to look at the population structure of these mosquitoes in a region where drug-resistant malaria parasites are spreading and insecticide-resistance is increasing. Information about vector population structure and patterns of gene flow will inform malaria control and eradication efforts.

Publications

  • Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates can infect diverse mosquito vectors of Southeast Asia and Africa.

    St Laurent B, Miller B, Burton TA, Amaratunga C, Men S et al.

    Nature communications 2015;6;8614

  • Molecular Characterization Reveals Diverse and Unknown Malaria Vectors in the Western Kenyan Highlands.

    St Laurent B, Cooke M, Krishnankutty SM, Asih P, Mueller JD et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2016;94;2;327-35

  • Cow-baited tents are highly effective in sampling diverse Anopheles malaria vectors in Cambodia.

    St Laurent B, Oy K, Miller B, Gasteiger EB, Lee E et al.

    Malaria journal 2016;15;1;440

  • Host attraction and biting behaviour of Anopheles mosquitoes in South Halmahera, Indonesia.

    St Laurent B, Burton TA, Zubaidah S, Miller HC, Asih PB et al.

    Malaria journal 2017;16;1;310

  • Unexpected diversity of Anopheles species in Eastern Zambia: implications for evaluating vector behavior and interventions using molecular tools.

    Lobo NF, St Laurent B, Sikaala CH, Hamainza B, Chanda J et al.

    Scientific reports 2015;5;17952

  • Host attraction and biting behaviour of Anopheles mosquitoes in South Halmahera, Indonesia.

    St Laurent B, Burton TA, Zubaidah S, Miller HC, Asih PB et al.

    Malaria journal 2017;16;1;310

  • Cow-baited tents are highly effective in sampling diverse Anopheles malaria vectors in Cambodia.

    St Laurent B, Oy K, Miller B, Gasteiger EB, Lee E et al.

    Malaria journal 2016;15;1;440

  • Molecular Characterization Reveals Diverse and Unknown Malaria Vectors in the Western Kenyan Highlands.

    St Laurent B, Cooke M, Krishnankutty SM, Asih P, Mueller JD et al.

    The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2016;94;2;327-35

  • Unexpected diversity of Anopheles species in Eastern Zambia: implications for evaluating vector behavior and interventions using molecular tools.

    Lobo NF, St Laurent B, Sikaala CH, Hamainza B, Chanda J et al.

    Scientific reports 2015;5;17952

  • Artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates can infect diverse mosquito vectors of Southeast Asia and Africa.

    St Laurent B, Miller B, Burton TA, Amaratunga C, Men S et al.

    Nature communications 2015;6;8614

St Laurent, Brandy
Brandy's Timeline
2018

Staff Scientist - Malaria Genetics

2017

Visiting Scientist - Malaria Genetics

2012

Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research - National institutes of Health

2007

Ph.D. student - Supervisor: Dr. Frank Collins - Eck Institute for Global Health - University of Notre Dame