The Cator Lab

@ Imperial College London


1.      Lang B, Igdobe S, McManus K, Qureshi A & Cator LJ. In Press. The effect of immature diet on male mating success in the Yellow Fever mosquito. Journal of Medical Entomology.

2.      Lefévre T, Ohm J, Dabiré K, Cohuet A, Choisy M, Thomas M, & Cator LJ. In Press. Transmission traits of malaria parasites within the mosquito: relative importance of genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity with consequences for control. Evolutionary Applications.

3.      Cator LJ, Editorial: Host Attractiveness and Malaria Transmission to Mosquitoes. J Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 1;216(3):289-290.

4.      Cator, LJ. 2017. Malaria altering host attractiveness and mosquito feeding. Trends in Parasitology. 17: S1471-4992.

5.      Murdock CC, Luckhart S, & Cator LJ. 2017Puppet master in a tango: Immunity and Host Physiology, and Behaviour in Infected Vectors. Current Opinion in Insect Science.

6.      *Cator LJ & Z. Zanti.2016, sounds, and sex: interactions between body size and harmonic convergence determine mating success in Aedes aegyptiParasites and Vectors. 9(1):622.

7.      Ohm J, Teeple J, Nielsen W, Read AF, Thomas MB, & Cator LJ. 2016. The effect of feeding and immune challenge on the reproductive fitness of Anopheles stephensiParasites and Vectors9 (113): 1-10.

8.       Cator LJ, Pietri JE, Murdock CC, Ohm JR, Lewis E, Read AF, Luckhart S & Thomas MB. 2015. Immune response and insulin signaling alter mosquito feeding behaviour to enhance malaria transmission potential. Scientific Reports 5 (11947): 1-10. 

9.      Cator LJ, Lynch PA, Thomas MB & Read AF. 2014. Alterations in mosquito behavior by malaria parasites: potential impact on force of infection. Malaria Journal. 13 (164): 1-11. 

10.  Cator LJ, George J, Blanford S, Murdock CC, Baker TC, Read AF, & Thomas MB. 2013. ?Manipulation? without the parasite: altered feeding behaviour of mosquitoes is not dependent on infection with malaria parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280 (1763): 1-7. 

11.  Paaijmans KP, Cator LJ & Thomas MB2013. Temperature-dependent pre-bloodmeal period and temperature-driven asynchrony between parasite development and mosquito biting rate reduce malaria transmission intensity. PLoS One (1): e55777.

12.  Cator LJ, Thomas S, Paaijmans KP, Sangamithra R, Justin NAJA, Mathai MT, Read AF, Thomas MB, & Eapen A. 2013. Characterizing the thermal environment in malaria transmission settings in urban Chennai, India. Malaria Journal 12 (1): 84-93.

13.  Cator LJ, PA Lynch, AF Read, & MB Thomas. 2012 Do malaria parasites manipulate mosquitoes? Trends in Parasitology 28 (11): 466-470.

14.  Das, A, Anvikar AR, Cator LJ, Dihman RC, Eapen A, Mishra N, Nagpal BN, Nanda N, Raghavendra K, Read AF, Sharma SK, Singh OP, Singh V, Sinnis P, Srivastava HP, Sullivan SA, Sutton PL, Thomas MB, Carlton JM & Valecha N. 2012Malaria in India: The Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India. Acta Tropica 121 (3): 267-273.

15.  Cator LJ & Harrington LC. 2011. Harmonic Convergence and Sexy Sons: Indirect Benefits Associated with Acoustic Signals in the Dengue Vector. Animal Behaviour 82 (4): 627-633.

16.  Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Ponlawat A, & Harrington LC, 2011. Behavioral observations and sound recordings of free-flight mating swarms of Ae. aegypti in Thailand. Journal of Medical Entomology 48 (4):941-9461

17.  Cator LJ, Ng'Habi KR, Hoy RR, & Harrington LC. 2010. Sizing up a mate: variation in production and response to acoustic signals in Anopheles gambiae. Behavioral Ecology 21 (5): 1033-1039.

18.  Cator LJ, Arthur BJ, Harrington LC, & Hoy RR. 2009. Harmonic convergence in the love songs of the dengue vector mosquito. Science 323 (5917): 1077-1079