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Richard Mukabana is a PhD graduate of the laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His training and professional (work/research/teaching) experience cover the broad areas of applied medical entomology and medical parasitology. He has a strong track record in the area of tropical vector borne infectious diseases research. Richard has published >70 scientific articles in peer reviewed international journals, largely using Anopheles and Plasmodium as experimental organisms.

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Eddy, PO, Olweny CO, Mukabana WR.  2021.  Nutritive value of common housefly (Musca domestica) prepupae reared on broiler by-products as source of animal feed. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 17(10):1330-1335.
Debrah, I, Afrane YA, Amoah LE, Ochwedo KO, Mukabana WR, Zhong D, Zhou G, Lee M, Onyango SA, Magomere EO, Atieli HE, Githeko AK, Yan G.  2021.  , Larval ecology and bionomics of Anopheles funestus in highland and lowland sites in western Kenya.. PLoS ONE . 16(10):e0255321.
Gitau, AK, Oyieke FO, Mukabana WR.  2021.  Assessment of tungiasis management knowledge in Kandara sub county, Kenya. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. 9(4):127-136.
Gitau, AK, Oyieke FA, W.R. Mukabana.  2021.  Assessment of the role played by domestic animals in jigger infection in Kandara sub-county, Kenya (case control study). The Pan African Medical Journal. 39:231.
Owuor, KO, Machani MG, Mukabana WR, Munga SO, Yan G, Ochomo E, Afrane YA.  2021.  Insecticide resistance status of indoor and outdoor resting malaria vectors in a highland and lowland site in Western Kenya. PLoS ONE . 3(16):e0240771..


Mweresa, CK, Mukabana WR, van Loon JJA, Dicke M, Takken W.  2020.  Use of semiochemicals for surveillance and control of hematophagous insects.. Chemoecology. 3:139-149.


Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Janet Achieng Onyango CKM.  2019.  Artisanal fishing supports breeding of malaria mosquitoes in Western Kenya. Malaria Journal. 188:77.


Quinlan, MM, Birungi J, Coulibaly MB, Diabat√© A, Facchinelli L, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, M J.  2018.  Containment studies of transgenic mosquitoes in disease endemic countries: The broad concept of facilities readiness. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 18(1):14-20.
Robinson, A, Busula AO, Voets MA, Beshir KB, Caulfield JC, Powers SJ, Niels O Verhulst, Winskill P, Muwanguzi J, Birkett MA, Renate C Smallegange, Masiga DK, Mukabana RW, Sauerwe RW.  2018.  Plasmodium-associated changes in human odor attract mosquitoes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 115(18):E4209-E4218.
Kiuru, CW, Oyieke FA, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Mwangangi J, Kamau L, Muhia-Matoke D.  2018.  Status of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors in Kwale County, Coastal Kenya. Malaria journal. 17(1):3.


Makworo, NK, Ochieng VO, Ogoyi DO, Mukabana RW.  2017.  Knock down efficacy of commercially available insecticides against Anopheles gambiae. Journal of Applied Biology & Biotechnology Vol. 5(2):077-084.
Jeroen Spitzen, Koelewijn T, Mukabana RW, Takken W.  2017.  Effect of insecticide-treated bed nets on house-entry by malaria mosquitoes: the flight response recorded in a semi-field study in Kenya. Acta tropica. 172:180-185.
Busula, AO, Takken W, de Boer JG, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Niels O Verhulst.  2017.  Variation in host preferences of malaria mosquitoes is mediated by skin bacterial volatiles. Medical and veterinary entomology. 31(3):320-326.
Hisco, A, Tobias Homan, Smith TA, Masiga D, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Silky M, Collins K Mweresa, Prisca Oria, Jane Alaii, Cees Leeuwis, Teun Bousema, Nicolas Maire, DePasquale A.  2017.  ODOR-BAITED TRAPS AS A NOVEL TOOL FOR MALARIA CONTROL-THE SOLARMAL TRIAL. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. 95(5):26-26.
Mburu, MM, Collins K Mweresa, Philemon Omusula, Alexandra Hiscox, Takken W, Wolfgang R Mukabana.  2017.  2-Butanone as a carbon dioxide mimic in attractant blends for the Afrotropical malaria mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus. Malaria journal. 16(1):351.
Omondi, S, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Ochomo E, Muchoki M, KEMEI BRIGID, Mbogo C, Bayoh N.  2017.  Quantifying the intensity of permethrin insecticide resistance in Anopheles mosquitoes in western Kenya. Parasites & vectors. 10(1):548.


Tobias Homan, Alexandra Hiscox, Collins K Mweresa, Masiga D, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Prisca Oria, Nicolas Maire, Pasquale AD, Jane Alaii, Cees Leeuwis, Smith TA, Takken W.  2016.  Stepped wedge cluster-randomised trial of the impact of mass mosquito trapping on malaria (SolarMal). Impact of odour-baited mosquito traps for malaria control. :125.
Menger, DJ, Philemon Omusula, Wouters K, Oketch C, Carreira AS, Durka M, Derycke J-L, Loy DE, Hahn BH, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Collins K Mweresa, Joop JA van Loon, Takken W, Alexandra Hiscox.  2016.  Eave screening and push-pull tactics to reduce house entry by vectors of malaria. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 94(4):868-878.
Tobias Homan, Pasquale AD, Onoka K, Ibrahim Kiche, Alexandra Hiscox, Collins Mweresa, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Masiga D, Takken W, Nicolas Maire.  2016.  Profile: the Rusinga health and demographic surveillance system, western Kenya. International journal of epidemiology. 43(5):718-727.
Collins K Mweresa, BOJJAVLWT, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Philemon Omusula.  2016.  Enhancing attraction of African malaria vectors to a synthetic odor blend. Journal of chemical ecology. 42(6):508-516.
Tobias Homan, Alexandra Hiscox, Collins K Mweresa, Masiga D, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Prisca Oria, Nicolas Maire, Pasquale AD, Mariabeth Silkey, Jane Alaii, Teun Bousema, Cees Leeuwis, Smith TA, Takken W.  2016.  The effect of mass mosquito trapping on malaria transmission and disease burden (SolarMal): a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial. The Lancet. 388(10050):1193-1201.
Takken, W, Loon JJAV, Zwiebel LJ, Pask GM, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana.  2016.  Insect repellent compositions and methods of use.
Tobias Homan, Nicolas Maire, Alexandra Hiscox, Pasquale A, Ibrahim Kiche, Onoka K, Collins Mweresa, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Ross A, Smith TA, Takken W.  2016.  Spatially variable risk factors for malaria in a geographically heterogeneous landscape, western Kenya: an explorative study. Malaria journal. 15(1):1.
Jeroen Spitzen, Koelewijn T, Mukabana RW, Takken W.  2016.  Visualization of house-entry behaviour of malaria mosquitoes. Malaria journal. 15(1):233.
Alexandra Hiscox, Tobias Homan, Collins K Mweresa, Nicolas Maire, Pasquale AD, Masiga D, Oria PA, Jane Alaii.  2016.  Mass mosquito trapping for malaria control in western Kenya: study protocol for a stepped wedge cluster-randomised trial. Trials. 17(1):356.
Mariabeth Silkey, Tobias Homan, Nicolas Maire, Alexandra Hiscox, Mukabana R, Takken W, Smith TA.  2016.  Design of trials for interrupting the transmission of endemic pathogens. Trials. 17(1):278.


Jared Owiti Yugi, Ochanda H, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana.  2015.  Zea mays pollen for the optimization of colony rearing of Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae) mosquitoes under laboratory conditions. Journal of Mosquito Research. 5
Collins K Mweresa, Bruno Otieno, Philemon Omusula, Berhane T Weldegergis, Niels O Verhulst, Marcel Dicke, Joop JA van Loon, Takken W, Wolfgang R Mukabana.  2015.  Understanding the long-lasting attraction of malaria mosquitoes to odor baits. PloS one. 10(3):e0121533.
Menger, DJ, Philemon Omusula, Maarten Holdinga, Tobias Homan, Carreira AS, Patrice Vandendaele, Derycke J-L, Collins K Mweresa, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, Joop JA van Loon, Takken W.  2015.  Field evaluation of a push-pull system to reduce malaria transmission. PLoS One. 10(4):e0123415.
Joop JA van Loon, Renate C Smallegange, Gabriella Bukovinszkin√©-Kiss, Frans Jacobs, Marjolein De Rijk, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Niels O Verhulst, Menger DJ, Takken W.  2015.  Mosquito attraction: crucial role of carbon dioxide in formulation of a five-component blend of human-derived volatiles. Journal of chemical ecology. 41(6):567-573.
Mutero, CM, Mbogo C, Mwangangi J, Imbahale S, Kibe L, Orindi B, Girma M, Njui A, Lwande W, Affognon H, Gichuki C, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana.  2015.  An assessment of participatory integrated vector management for malaria control in Kenya. Environmental health perspectives. 123(11):1145.
Olanga, EA, Okombo L, IRUNGU LUCYW, Wolfgang R Mukabana.  2015.  Parasites and vectors of malaria on Rusinga Island, Western Kenya. Parasites & vectors. 8(1):250.
Ondiaka, SN, Masinde EW, Koenraadt CJM, Takken W, Wolfgang R Mukabana.  2015.  Effects of fungal infection on feeding and survival of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) on plant sugars. Parasites & vectors. 8(1):35.
Busula, AO, Takken W, Loy DE, Hahn BH, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Niels O Verhulst.  2015.  Mosquito host preferences affect their response to synthetic and natural odour blends. Malaria journal. 14(1):133.
Susan S Imbahale, Wolfgang R Mukabana.  2015.  Efficacy of neem chippings for mosquito larval control under field conditions. BMC ecology. 15(1):8.
Tobias Homan, Pasquale A, Ibrahim Kiche, Onoka K, Alexandra Hiscox, Collins Mweresa, Wolfgang R Mukabana, Takken W, Nicolas Maire.  2015.  Innovative tools and OpenHDS for health and demographic surveillance on Rusinga Island, Kenya. BMC research notes. 8(1):397.

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