Dr Kayvan Etebari

Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science


I am an insect molecular biologist with a research interest in host-pathogen interaction. I studied gene expression and the role of small non-coding RNAs in host-pathogen interactions in vital agricultural pests and medically important vectors of dengue and Zika viruses, Aedes aegypti. Currently, I am working on a project to study the role of Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus in the biological control of the coconut rhinoceros beetle in the Pacific Islands.


  • PhD, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Hussain, M., Etebari, K. and Asgari, S. (2016). Functions of small RNAs in mosquitoes. Progress in Mosquito Research. (pp. 189-222) edited by Alexander S. Raikhel. London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/bs.aiip.2016.04.001

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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