Scott Small Research Assistant Professor

Genomics of Anopheles mosquitoes
Scott Small

Research Interests:

In my research I apply genomics to problems in infectious disease and public health. Part of the inherent challenge of infectious disease is it extends beyond specific scientific disciplines, occurring at the interface of human behavior and ecology as well as molecular biology and evolution. Solutions therefore demand an innovative pairing of theory and fundamental science with applied research toward evidence-based policy-making.



  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Centers for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Visiting Scientist, Cleveland Clinic, Genomic Medicine Institute
  • Ph.D in Genetics, University of Georgia 2009


Recent Papers:

  • Scott T. Small, Frédéric Labbé, Neil F. Lobo, Lizette. L. Koekemoer, Chadwick H. Sikaala, Daniel E. Neafsey, Matthew W. Hahn, Michael C. Fontaine, Nora J. Besansky. Radiation with reticulation marks the origin of a major malaria vector. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2020, in press
  • Scott T. Small, Frédéric Labbé, Yaya I Coulibaly, Thomas B Nutman, Christopher L King, David Serre, Peter A Zimmerman, Human Migration and the Spread of the Nematode Parasite Wuchereria bancroftiMolecular Biology and Evolution, Volume 36, Issue 9, September 2019, Pages 1931–194.
  • Jay Ghurye, Sergey Koren, Scott T. Small, Seth Redmond, Paul Howell, Adam M Phillippy, Nora J Besansky, A chromosome-scale assembly of the major African malaria vector Anopheles funestusGigaScience, Volume 8, Issue 6, June 2019.
  • Martin Lukindu, Christina M. Bergey, Rachel M. Wiltshire, Scott T. Small, Brian P. Bourke, Jonathan K. Kayondo and Nora J. Besansky. “Spatio-Temporal Genetic Structure of Anopheles Gambiae in the Northwestern Lake Victoria Basin, Uganda: Implications for Genetic Control Trials in Malaria Endemic Regions.” Parasites & Vectors, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, doi:10.1186/s13071-018-2826-4.
  • Matthew Chung, Scott T Small, David Serre, Peter A Zimmerman, Julie C Dunning Hotopp. “Draft Genome Sequence of the Wolbachia Endosymbiont of Wuchereria Bancrofti w Wb | Pathogens and Disease | Oxford Academic.” OUP Academic, Oxford University Press, 1 Nov. 2017