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Brendan Carter

Doctoral Student

Laboratory Supervisor II
ACL/BSL Core Supervisor
(504) 988-6368
J. Bennett Johnston Bldg., Room 510
Brendan Carter, wearing a suit, smiling, headshot

Education & Affiliations

MSPH, Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
BSPH, Public Health, Tulane University
BS, Cell & Molecular Biology, Tulane University


Brendan Carter is a doctoral student in Dr. Wesson’s laboratory in Vector-borne Infectious Diseases Research Center (VBDIRC) within the Department of Tropical Medicine at the Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Cell & Molecular Biology and Public Health as well as a master’s degree in Tropical Medicine from Tulane. Brendan then served as a pest control specialist for the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, & Rodent Control Board (NOMTCB) from 2014-2017 where he focused on arboviral surveillance, mosquito control operations, and geographic information systems. He also supported operational research projects related to aerial urban Aedes control and ecological research related to green infrastructure and rain gardens in New Orleans. His experiences conducting field research inspired him to work towards a doctoral degree to better answer questions related to urban mosquito ecology in both the field and lab. Brendan’s research primarily focuses on urban mosquito ecology within New Orleans, novel methods of mosquito control, vector competence, and spatial analysis of vector-borne disease among others.

Brendan currently serves as the Laboratory Supervisor for the Department of Tropical Medicine and the ACL/BSL Core Lab. For more information on the ACL/BSL Core Lab, contact Brendan and visit the ACL/BSL Core Facility website.

Research Areas

  • Medical entomology
  • Vector ecology
  • Arbovirology & vector competency
  • Novel vector control methods

Honors & Awards

  • Certificate in Arbovirology, Rickettsiology and Arthropod Containment, Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases (WGCEVBD), 2019
  • American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) Industry Partnership Travel Award, 2018


View Brendan's publications at his NCBI profile page.


SPHU 2016 Infectious Disease Outbreaks (TA)