About the Authors

Barry J. Beaty

bbeaty@colostate.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Denis J. Prager

Affiliation Strategic Consulting Services, Clyde Park, Montana, United States of America

Anthony A. James

Affiliations Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Louis H. Miller

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Development Branch, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

John H. Law

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Frank H. Collins

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Fotis C. Kafatos

Affiliation Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

All authors were members of The MacArthur Foundation Network on the Biology of Parasite Vectors (VBN), and all contributed to the preparation of this publication. Dr. Prager was the Director of Health Programs at the Foundation during the time of the VBN. None of the authors are currently funded by the Foundation.