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Ella Gehrke

Ella Gehrke

  • Undergraduate student
Ella graduated from ISU in 2017 majoring in Global Resource Systems with minors in both Biology and Emerging Global Diseases. During her time in the lab, Ella routinely performed blood meal analysis on Culex mosquitoes collected in Iowa to better understand how host selection may influence WNV transmission, as well as developed new multiplex PCR assays to aid in host bloodmeal identification. After attending the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a masters degree, Ella is now working towards her MD at the University of Iowa..

Area of Expertise: Insect molecular biology


  • B.S. Global Resource Systems, Iowa State University, 2017