DONGMIN KIM is a Ph.D. student in the FLIES Facility. He received his B.S. (Thesis: Ecology and Control of Mosquito) with honors in Environment & Health at Kosin University of Republic of Korea in 2011. He also received his M.S. (Thesis: Attractiveness of Some Kairomone Baits and Color of Mosquito Light Traps for Host-Seeking Culex pipiens pallens (Diptera: Culicidae)) in Medical Entomology from the same university in 2013. His background is in vector surveillance (mosquitoes, ticks, and mites) and vector-borne disease. For his Ph.D., he will focus on the effects of quorum sensing by Staphylococcus epidermidis and Mycobacterium ulcerans on attraction of Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) to a blood-feeding source. His research is in collaboration with Dr. Tawni Crippen–USDA-ARS and Dr. Heather Jordan- Mississippi State University. A goal of his research is to elucidate relationship between bacterial quorum sensing and mosquito in co-evolution. His personal interests are cooking (Korean and Japanese) and writing short film scenarios.