Brenda Beerntsen



Adjunct Professor

Division of Plant Science and Technology

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Beerntsen’s research focus is on mosquito-parasite interactions, vector-pathogen interactions and mosquito immunity, particularly recognition and signal transduction mechanisms involved in the innate immunity of mosquitoes against pathogens.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Veterinary Science and Entomology, University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., Veterinary Science, University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., Zoology, University of Wisconsin