Nsa Dada, PhD

Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Center 
University of Abomey-Calavi


Nsa Dada, MSc, PhD is the Founder and Lead of the Mosquito Microbiome Consortium. She also holds appointments as a Researcher at the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Center, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin; an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Nigeria; and an Adjunct Lecturer at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand. Working within the global health sphere, she has led or been involved in research at the intersection of the biology, evolution, ecology/microbial ecology, and control of parasites and disease vectors at leading research and public health institutions around the world, including the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France; and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. Her research efforts are now largely concentrated on host-microbe interactions within the context of disease vector biology. She is a strong proponent of equitable ‘Global North-South’ research collaborations. She is also involved in other initiatives aimed at establishing sustainable bioinformatics capacity for disease vector genomics research in Africa.