Carolyn (Lindy) McBride, PhD

Associate Professor at Princeton University

2018 NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator

PhD, University of California, Davis

Postdoctoral Training, The Rockefeller University


Dr. McBride is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her laboratory studies the recognition of human odor by disease vector mosquitoes and, more generally, how olfactory systems have evolved to process biologically relevant odor blends. Her model is the Aedes aegypti mosquito, an insect specialized in the recognition of a single complex odor blend – human odor. This work will inform efforts to curb the spread of mosquito-borne disease, such as dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever. She completed her postdoctoral studies at The Rockefeller University.