Laura C. Harrington

Professor
Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

3138 Comstock Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4475

Laura C. Harrington

Professor
Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise

Epidemiology; global health; medical and veterinary entomology; vector borne disease; plagues; mosquito biology and disease ecology; mosquito control; preventing vector borne disease; public health

Current Research Interest

Mosquito and tick biology and behavior; arbovirus transmission dynamics; field ecology; reproductive genomics and transcriptomics; mosquito reproductive physiology; vector control; tick biology and control

Distinction

Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vectorborne Diseases Director
Cornell University Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow 
American Committee of Medical Entomology Councilor
North Carolina State University Outstanding Alumna Award
Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching
Cornell University Provost’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship

Selected Publications

League, Garrett P., Lindsay L. Baxter, Mariana F. Wolfner, and Laura C. Harrington. “Male Accessory Gland Molecules Inhibit Harmonic Convergence in the Mosquito Aedes aegypti.” Current Biology 29, no. 6 (2019): R196-R197.

Shragai, Talya, Blanka Tesla, Courtney Murdock, and Laura C. Harrington. “Zika and Chikungunya: Mosquito-Borne Viruses in a Changing World.” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1399 (2017): 61-77.

Cornell Research Website Article

Mosquitoes, the Sex of the Matter