Dr. Fred Gould

Leading the War on Insects

Dr. Fred Gould knows how to stop a killer. The entomologist genetically engineers insects to prevent the transmission of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and to combat the destruction of crops by invasive pests.

For his lifesaving work, Gould has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s most important scientific bodies.

He’s received funding for his work from the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, among others. And he’s authored or coauthored 160 refereed publications, including a 2007 paper on genetics that won the George Bugliarello Prize from Sigma Xi, the global honor society of science and engineering.

Gould is well-known for collaborating with other researchers and guiding students in the discipline. He has supervised 31 graduate and Ph.D. students at NC State, served on the thesis committees of more than 40 other students and mentored 16 postdoctoral researchers.