David P. Tchouassi
Dr David P. Tchouassi
Dr. David Tchouassi is a Senior Scientist in icipe’s Human Health Theme and is based at Duduville.
David holds a PhD in Entomology (2013) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, MSc in Medical Entomology from the University of Ghana (2006), Legon, Ghana, and BSc (First Class Honours) in Zoology (2001) from the University of Buea, Cameroon. He has been a research scientist in the Human Health Theme at icipe since 2015, having previously served as a Postdoctoral Fellow (2013 – 2015).
He is a Wellcome Intermediate Research Fellow, and an Honorary Research Fellow within Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. David is among the team of Assessors, World Health Organisation Prequalification Unit/ Vector Control Products (WHO PQT/VCP). He serves as Assistant-Chief Editor, Specialty section on Vector Biology, Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, a Managing Editor, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. He is a member, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Young Affiliate Network (TYAN), Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH); American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) and African Association of Insect Scientists (AAIS).
His research focuses on transmission ecology and epidemiology of malaria and arboviral diseases, with a keen interest in the chemical ecology of their associated vectors. Integral to this is extensive surveillance involving laboratory and field experiments for improved understanding of the ecology of malaria and arboviruses of public health significance, identification of weak links in vector-pathogen-host interactions for control, and the development of biocontrol methods (semiochemical-based) for vector surveillance and epidemiological investigations.