Swale Lab Research Opportunity

Project Title

Chemical genetics of ion channels to enhance insecticide science and interrupt pathogen-vector interactions

Dr. Swale poses with members of his lab in front of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Our current research lies at the interface of physiology, toxicology, and molecular genetics to provide knowledge on the modes of action, discovery and development, and resistance of various drug and insecticide chemistries. Our lab studies the fundamental and applied aspects of physiology and toxicology by integrating toxicological, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and genomic approaches to address broad ranging hypotheses in model insects, arthropod vectors of human diseases, and agriculture pests. Specifically, the Swale Lab studies the physiotoxicology of ion channels and ion transporters that are underexplored as a means to bridge the fundamental knowledge gap that limits our understanding of insect systems.

In addition to fundamental physiotoxicology, a branch of the Swale Research Lab focuses on pathogen-vector interactions that alter physiological pathways to enhance pathogenesis of pathogens, alter arthropod behavior, or alter vector competency.

Profile image of Dr. Daniel Swale.

Associate professor

Dr. Daniel Swale

Dr. Daniel Swale is an associate professor within the Department of Entomology and Nematology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Additional Details

Student Level

Undergraduate & Graduate Students

The lab is open to undergraduate and graduate students during the spring, summer and fall semesters.

Academic year

Any Year Level

The lab is open to volunteers in any academic year.


No Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for volunteers.

Time Commitment

5-20 hours a week

Volunteers are eligible to work up to 20 hours a week.


On Campus – EPI Building

Research will be performed within the EPI building.

Semesters Available

Spring, Summer, Fall

The lab is open to volunteers each semester of the academic year.


Research Credit/Paid

All volunteers are eligible for research or academic credit. If there is lab funding available, then there may be opportunity for payment in the future.


Possible Co-Authorship

Volunteers have the opportunity to earn co-authorship in a paper.