The Cator Lab

@ Imperial College London


Cator LJ, Johnson LR, Mordecai EA, El Moustaid F, Smallwood TRC, LaDeau SL, Johansson MA, Hudson PJ, Boots M, Thomas MB, Power AG, & Pawar S. In Review. More than a flying syringe: Using functional traits in vector-borne disease research. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

Aldersley A, Pongsiri A, Qureshi A, Harrington LC, Ponlawat A, & Cator LJ. Accepted. Too “sexy” for the field? Paired measures of laboratory and semi-field performance illustrate how laboratory adaptation can increase apparent mating fitness of Aedes aegypti transgenic strains. Parasites and Vectors. 12:357.

Qureshi A, Aldersley A, Hollis B, Ponlawat A, & Cator LJ. 2019Male competition and the evolution of mating and life history traits in experimental populations of Aedes aegyptiProceedings of the Royal Society B. 286(1904):20190591

Rund SSC, Braak K, Cator LJ, Copas K, Emrich SJ, Giraldo-Calderόn GI, Johansson MA, Heydari N, Hobern D, Kelly SA, Lawson D, Lord C, MacCallum RM, Roche DG, Ryan SJ, Schigel D, Vandergrift K, Watts M, Zaspel JM, Pawar P. 2019. MIReAD, a minimum information standard for reporting arthropod abundance data. Scientific Data. 6 (1):40.

Gregory, N, Ewers RM, Chung AYC,& Cator LJ. 2019 El Niño drought and tropical forest conversion synergistically determine mosquito development rate. Environmental Research Letters. 14(035003).

Aldersley A & Cator LJ. 2019.  Female resistance and harmonic convergence influence male mating success in Aedes aegyptiScientific Reports. 9(1):2145. 

Lefévre T, Ohm J, Dabiré K, Cohuet A, Choisy M, Thomas M, & Cator LJ. 2018Transmission traits of malaria parasites within the mosquito: relative importance of genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity with consequences for control. Evolutionary Applications. 11(4): 456-469.

Lang B, Igdobe S, McManus K, Qureshi A & Cator LJ. 2017The effect of immature diet on male mating success in the Yellow Fever mosquito. Journal of Medical Entomology. 55(1):29-35.

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

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

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.20: 28-33

*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.

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 Vectors. 9 (113): 1-10.

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. 

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

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. 

Paaijmans KP, Cator LJ & Thomas MB. 2013. Temperature-dependent pre-bloodmeal period and temperature-driven asynchrony between parasite development and mosquito biting rate reduce malaria transmission intensity. PLoS One 8 (1): e55777.

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.

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

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. 2012. Malaria in India: The Center for the Study of Complex Malaria in India. Acta Tropica 121 (3): 267-273.

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.

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.

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.

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.