615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute: http://malaria.jhsph.edu/people/faculty/douglas_norris/
Lab Website: https://norrislaboratory.squarespace.com/
PhD, Colorado State University, 1997
MS, North Carolina State University, 1993
BS, North Carolina State University, 1990
Arthropod-borne diseases are responsible for enormous amounts of morbidity and mortality world-wide. Research in my laboratory is focused on genetic diversity within, and the genetic structuring of, arthropod and arthropod-borne pathogen populations. This research helps identify which arthropod populations may be important for disease transmission and which pathogen populations may be responsible for causing disease. The genetic information gathered in these studies also aids in the understanding of the evolution and genetic constraints of these vector-pathogen systems and may provide insight into how these cycles of disease may be disrupted. Current research activities in the laboratory are focused on malaria in Southern Africa, Lyme disease, Rickettsia-like and other tick-borne bacteria in the Eastern United States, and dengue and Zika in South America. We are also working on novel surveillance technologies for vector-borne pathogens.
2013-2014 President of the Society for Vector Ecology
2010-2011 President, Medical, Urban and Veterinary Entomology (previously Structural, Veterinary, and Public Health Systems) Section of the Entomological Society of America
Our publications represent the work conducted in the laboratory, so tend to be quite varied. Below are five of our most recent research publications.