Keira J. Lucas PhD

Deputy Executive Director, Collier Mosquito Control District

Keira Lucas is the Deputy Executive Director for Collier Mosquito Control District. She earned her B.S. in Biology at California State University, Fresno, and her Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics at University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation research focused on the molecular and hormonal regulators of mosquito reproduction. Keira joined the Collier Mosquito Control District in 2017. As Deputy Executive Director, Keira manages the Operations, Research and Technical Development Departments and works to facilitate collaboration between departments to enhance the Districts’ evolving Integrated Mosquito Management program. She is currently an Assistant Editor for the Journal of the Florida Mosquito Control Association, Subject Editor for the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, a member of the AMCA’s Science and Technology Committee, and Chair for the AMCA’s Science and Technology - Sterile Insect Technique Subcommittee.