George Dimopoulos, Ph.D., MBA
Ph.D. – University of Crete
MBA – Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology,
Malaria Research Institute
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
615 N. Wolfe Street, Rm. E3630
Baltimore, Md. 21205-2179
Phone: (443) 287-0128 – Lab: (410) 955-3223
Key words: Mosquito, Anopheles, Aedes, innate immunity, malaria, Plasmodium, dengue, microbiota.
The Dimopoulos Groupís research program broadly focuses on the innate immune systems and midgut microbiota of mosquito disease vectors, and their implication in regulating vector competence: the ability of mosquitoes to transmit human pathogens such as malaria parasites and dengue virus. These two major themes comprise several independent but synergistically interacting projects, which employ molecular biology, biochemical and functional genomic and genetic analyses of mosquitoes and microbes, with parasite, viral and bacterial infection models. While our main focus is concentrated on basic biological science, several projects also address translational aspects for the application in disease control.
Profile: Publications and Interests