Vector-borne Disease Consortium

UC San Diego has joined with the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to create the Vector-borne Disease Consortium to promote discovery and development of novel science with the ultimate goal of eradicating mosquito-transmitted diseases in India and Africa. Consortium research is highly collaborative and allows for the sharing of materials, know-how, and brings together experts from molecular biology, entomology, public health, community engagement and regulatory control. Future field trials will adhere to guidelines developed by the World Health Organization, National Academies of Sciences and other regulatory agencies in which a phased approach is used to test both safety and efficacy of mosquito strains as the Consortium’s work progresses.