On April 29th, 2014 Dr. Richard Martin presented the Toxicology Research Excellence Award to Aaron Gross for research he performed while he was a Ph. D. student in Dr. Joel Coats' lab. Read more about Gross Receives Research Award
Since the beginning of the project in April 2012, our lab has screened a wide array of plant essential oils for baseline toxicity and in combination with various synthetic pyrethroids against Aedes aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, and Anopheles gambiae, the African malaria mosquito. To date, we have identified essential oil candidates that enhance the toxicity of various synthetic pyrethroids, and some that cause greater enhancement than the most commonly used commercial synergist in synthetic pyrethroid formulations, piperonyl butoxide (PBO).