Dr. Zach Adelman
Associate Professor of Entomology, Texas A&M University
Following earlier work on the generation of mosquitoes resistant to viral pathogens, Dr. Zach Adelman’s research has more recently focused on the development of novel gene editing/gene replacement approaches for disease vector mosquitoes as well as understanding genetic interactions between arthropod-borne viruses and their mosquito vectors.
Dr. Adelman has served as a member of his local Institutional Biosafety Committee for eight years, including four years serving as its Chair. Most recently, Dr. Adelman is a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee that provides advice to the NIH director. Dr. Adelman is a member of the steering committee of the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network (IGTRCN), a NSF-funded project, and is an instructor in the IGTRCN workshop on gene editing. Dr. Adelman has also recently served as editor on a 19-chapter volume entitled “Genetic Control of Malaria and Dengue” published in 2016, and serves as an editor for the journal PLoS One; his work has been funded by the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as well as the State of Texas.
Dr. Adelman received his B.A. degree in Biochemistry from Ithaca College and Ph.D. in Microbiology from Colorado State University; he joined the faculty at Virginia Tech in 2005, and recently moved to Texas A&M University in 2016.