• PhD, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, Life Science Complexity (2015-2018)
  • M.S. University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, Biochemistry – Biotechnology and Development (2008-2011)
  • B.S. University of Yaoundé I, Biochemistry (2005-2008)
Areas of Interest
  • Mosquito physiology
  • Mosquito borne viruses
  • Vector control
  • Population Genetics


Courses Taught
  • BIOL 451 Independent study
  • FREN-20100 French (Assistant)
  • BIOL 111 Foundations of Biology
  • BIOL 306 Genes and Genomes
  • BIOL 306L Genes and Genomes Laboratory
  • BIOL 201L Gateway to Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Independent Study Advising


Ecology and genetic variation of Aedes japonicus, an invasive mosquito in the Wooster, OH area



  • Nanfack-Minkeu, F; Delong , A; Morgan, W. (2023). Complete genome of Aedes japonicus narnavirus from wild caught mosquitoes collected in Ohio, USA.. microPublication Biology. 10.17912/micropub.biology.000909. PubMed ID: 37736247.
  • Nanfack-Minkeu F, Delong A, Luri  M  and Poelstra JW. (2023).  Invasive Aedes japonicus mosquitoes dominate the Aedes fauna collected with gravid traps in Wooster, northeastern Ohio, USA. Insects, 14(1).
  • Ateutchia Ngouanet S, Wanji S, Yadouleton A, Demanou M, Djouaka R and  Nanfack-Minkeu F. 2022.  Factors enhancing the transmission of mosquito-borne arboviruses in Africa. Virusdisease., 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s13337-022-00795-7.
  • Nanfack-Minkeu F and Sirot LK. 2022. Effects of mating on gene expression in female insects: unifying the field . Insects 2022, 13(1), 69.
  • Mbomen-Mbomen LM, Nanfack-Minkeu F, et al. 2020. Validation d’une méthode de valorisation matière et énergie des huiles de vidange. Déchets Sciences et Techniques, 83. https://doi.org/10.4267.
  • Belda E, Nanfack-Minkeu F, et al. 2019. De novo profiling of RNA viruses in Anopheles malaria vector mosquitoes from forest ecological zones in Senegal and Cambodia. BMC genomics, 20:664.
  • Nanfack-Minkeu F, et al., ( 2019). Interaction of members of the natural RNA virome with the African malaria vector, Anopheles coluzzii. Scientific reports 9 : 6319.
  • Nanfack Minkeu F and Vernick K. (2018). A systematic review of the natural virome of Anopheles mosquitoes. Viruses 10(5), 222.
  • Nanfack-Minkeu F, Delong A, Moses Luri M and Poelstra JW. (2023). Invasive Aedes japonicus mosquitoes dominate the Aedes fauna collected with gravid traps in Wooster, northeastern Ohio, USA. Insects, 14(1).
  • Nanfack-Minkeu Ferdinand. (2021). Moustiques et maladies au Cameroun : Les défis de la biologie dans la lutte antivectorielle. Harmattan, ISBN : 978-2-343-24111-1, EAN13 :9782343241111, EAN PDF : 9782140194924, 222p.
Professional Affiliations
  • Since 2017, Member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, USA
  • Since 2019, Member of the American Society for Virology, USA