Current Area of Research
Brian received his MSc (2011) and PhD (2015) from Rutgers University (USA) where he worked on elucidating the transmission dynamics of West Nile virus across environmental systems. After completion of his PhD he spent time as a Scientific Research Officer with James Cook University (Australia) in the Tropical Mosquito Research Laboratory investigating the ecology and control of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti. He most recently spent time as a Research Officer with the Center for Vector Biology (Rutgers University) working on a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) funded project to investigate current and future impacts of sea level rise on salt marsh mosquito ecology. His other research interests include the development and assessment of innovative vector control strategies and insecticide resistance monitoring and management. Brian currently serves as the Mosquito and Arbovirus Research Committee (MARC) Scientist in the Mosquito Control Laboratory at QIMR-Berghofer. In this role, Brian works in laboratory and field-based settings to research mosquitoes and mosquito-borne viral diseases that are of public health importance in Australia.