Insectary Core Facility
The Insectary Core Facility is dedicated to the production of mosquitoes for research purposes.
The two major species reared are Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles stephensi. Aedes and Culex mosquitoes are also kept in the facility. Other mosquito species may be reared on demand. Research programs supported by the Insectary Core range from studies to understand the basic biology and physiology of arthropods to assessment of the interactions of pathogens with their arthropod vectors to the creation of transgenic mosquitoes. The projects are led by Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) faculty investigating malaria and dengue.