Natural Science, 288 Farm Lane, Room 345
East Lansing, MI 48824

Dr. Mike Kaufman

Michigan State University

Department of Entomology

Mike Kaufman’s research focuses on larval and invasive mosquitoes, particularly those species found in small container habitats that are often associated with humans. The ability of mosquitoes to transmit disease as adults is greatly impacted by processes that take place in their larval environments (breeding sites), and it is the nutritional and competitive constraints in those environments that Mike and his collaborators try to understand. Mike is currently the president of the national/international Society for Vector Ecology, and teaches courses in medical entomology and field ecology of disease vectors at MSU. He is part of Michigan’s monitoring system for vector-borne diseases through testing of mosquitoes for arboviruses such as West Nile.