Dr Nancy Endersby-Harshman

Research Fellow and Laboratory ManagerNancyE
Bio21
Room 266
+613 8344 2281
nancye@unimelb.edu.au

Biography:

I am an entomologist doing postdoctoral research in the Hoffmann Laboratory on mosquitoes with a focus on insecticide resistance and population genetics. I have a background in horticultural entomology and worked for the Department of Primary Industries on diamondback moth for many years prior to undertaking research for a PhD at Monash University (completed 2005).

Area/s of expertise:

Aedes aegypti (L.), insecticide resistance, population genetics, molecular ecology, Aedes notoscriptus, insect dispersal, diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.); Integrated Pest Management in Brassica crops.

Current Projects:

Asia Pacific Centre for Innovative Dengue prevention.

Optimisation of Wolbachia based control strategies to reduce dengue incidence and disease

Modifying mosquito population age structure to eliminate dengue transmission

Recent Publications (2010 – 2014):

Endersby NM, White VL, Chan J, Hurst T, Rašić G, Miller A, Hoffmann AA (2013) Evidence of cryptic genetic lineages within Aedes notoscriptus (Skuse). Infection, Genetics and Evolution 18: 191-201.

Endersby NM & Hoffmann AA (2012). Effect of Wolbachia on insecticide susceptibility in lines of Aedes aegypti. Bulletin of Entomological Research 103 (3), 269-277.

Endersby NM, Hoffmann AA, White VL, Ritchie S, Johnson PH, Rapley LP, Weeks AR (2011). Changes in the genetic structure of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in Queensland, Australia, across two seasons: Implications for potential mosquito releases. Journal of Medical Entomology 48 (5): 999-1007.

Endersby NM, Viduka K, Baxter SW, Saw J, Heckel DG & McKechnie SW (2011). Widespread pyrethroid resistance in Australian diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), is related to multiple mutations in the para sodium channel gene. Bulletin of Entomological Research 101: 393–405.

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