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

Distinction
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
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research Award

Selected Publications
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.

Degner, Ethan C. and Laura C. Harrington. “A Mosquito Sperm’s Journey from Male Ejaculate to Egg: Mechanisms, Molecules and Methods for Exploration.” Molecular Reproduction and Development 83, no. 10 (2016): 897-911.

Cornell Research Website Article
Mosquitoes, the Sex of the Matter