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Jeffrey Powell

Research Professor and Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Jeffrey Powell

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  • Yale University

    21 Sachem Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8105

    United States


Jeffrey Powell is a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and an adjunct professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale. Dr. Powell’s major research interests include: experimental population genetics and molecular evolution using Drosophila and mosquitoes. He is principal investigator on multiple NIH grants.

Jeffrey Powell received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis. He is a member of the VectorBase Scientific Working Group, has served on multiple NIH and NSF grant review panels, and been on the editorial board of 14 journals.


  • Mosquito research
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 2014
    Mosquito research
  • Overseas Fellow
    United Kingdom 2008
    Professor Powell, an expert on genetic aspects of the evolutionary process, served as an Overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge University.
  • Malaria vector mosquitoes
    Italy; Mali 2003
    Together with researchers from the universities in Rome and Mali, Professors Powell and Caccone are studying the patterns of genetic differentiation in malaria carrying mosquitoes in Mali.

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