Dr Jeremy Herren
Dr. Jeremy Herren leads icipe's Spirovector project. He is interested in the interactions between maternally transmitted endosymbiontic bacteria and their insect hosts.
Dr. Herren's research goals are centered on gaining a better understanding of diverse insect endosymbioses on an evolutionary, mechanistic and physiological level and exploring their potential use as a means to control crop pests and insect-vector borne diseases.
He is currently investigating the potential utility of mosquito endosymbiotic Spiroplasmas as a tool for blocking malaria transmission.