backResearcher Profile

Manfred E. Rau

Job Title: Professor
Employer: McGill University
Place of Birth: Angerburg, Germany
Public School attended: Kensal Park School
High School attended: Sir Adam Beck Collegiate Institute
Further Education: University of Western Ontario (B.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Quebec

Brief synopsis of current research:
We are assessing the potential of entomopathogenic digenean parasites as agents in the biological control of mosquitoes. these parasites are produced asexually in the tissues of aquatic snails and are released daily by the thousands into the aquatic environment for the duration of the host's lifespan. The parasites then penetrate and kill mosquito larvae. These parasites can be introduced experimentally in high numbers into natural snail populations to control mosquito larvae that share their environment.