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Ames, IA 50011
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Dr. Ryan Smith

Iowa State University

Department of Entomology


Ryan Smith has over 15 years of experience in vector biology, primarily focused on mosquito biology. His research interests are broadly focused on insect innate immunity to better understand how mosquito immune responses influence vector competence and pathogen transmission. In addition, Ryan has also led the mosquito surveillance efforts in the state of Iowa since joining Iowa State in 2015, continuing one of the country’s longest continual mosquito surveillance programs. Most recently, these efforts have focused on addressing the threat of invasive Aedes species in Iowa, as well as the continued surveillance and monitoring of WNV in the state to better understand WNV transmission.