Benedicte Fustec is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Notre Dame. In this role, Benedicte oversees the undergraduate and graduate students working in the Achee-Grieco laboratory and assists with the training of the field team in Belize. Prior to joining the REDI-NET team in the summer of 2021, she worked for six years in Thailand for the STOPVEC program and the DENGUEINDEX project, on vector-borne diseases epidemiology, combining both entomological indicators and new serological approaches to better understand the entomological factors of arboviral disease transmission.
She has expertise in basic and applied medical entomology investigations and vector control technologies. She also has collaborated with Pasteur Institute in Lao PDR to better assess the mechanisms of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes of public health interest for both Thailand and Lao PDR. Passionate about nature, exploring new areas, and knowledge sharing, she is experienced and particularly enthusiastic about working in the field within multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.