Moshe Jasper

Moshe Jasper, Research Assitant

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Moshe obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 2016. He joined PEARG the same year to commence his Masters, focusing on the population genomics and dispersal of mosquito vectors of dengue and other arboviruses in Southeast Asia.

Moshe’s masters research has two key aspects: The first focuses on understanding the extent and impact of population structure and genetic differentiation on Aedes albopictus mosquitoes across Peninsula Malaysia. The second seeks to use estimates of genetic relatedness to tease out patterns of Aedes aegypti dispersal across an urban landscape in the city of Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Both are closely connected to Wolbachia release programs, and intended to assist in optimizing these releases over different regions and local environments.