Lead Principal Investigator
John Grieco is a Research Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Prior to joining Notre Dame’s faculty, John earned a BS from Notre Dame, a MS from Texas A&M University, and a PhD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where he later served as Associate Professor in the Division of Tropical Public Health. John currently manages a multidisciplinary research program with a focus on the biology, ecology, and transmission of vector-borne illnesses. He has a long history of working in the tropics on diseases such as malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, and Dengue, and he maintains active collaborations with researchers in several Asian and South American countries. John’s research focuses on the design of novel repellents, irritants, and toxicants for disease vector control and he has developed field and laboratory assays for identifying and optimizing behavior-modifying compounds for use in the control of mosquito, sand fly, and triatome vectors.