Dr. Lahondère is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. She obtained her B.S. in Integrative & Evolutionnary Biology (2007), M.S. in Insect Science (2009) and Ph.D. in Life Sciences & Entomology (2012) from the University François Rabelais of Tours, France. She then moved to Seattle, WA, to conduct her post-doc in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, before joining Virginia Tech in 2017.
The Lahondère lab at Virginia Tech works on disease vector insects (mosquitoes, tsetse flies, kissing bugs) and, in particular, the study of their physiology, behavior and ecology. In relation to global change, the Lahondère lab focuses on two main projects: