Barry Beaty, a University Distinguished Professor and a member of the National Academy of Sciences,
studies diseases spread by insects, such as malaria and dengue fever, West Nile fever and yellow fever.
Now professor emeritus, Beaty was the founder and former director of the Colorado State University Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, former director of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and former director of the Infectious Disease Supercluster.
He is a member of the executive committee of the Innovative Vector Control Consortium, which is devoted to development of new, environmentally safe and sustainable pesticides for control of vectors of diseases, and development of new tools and approaches to control programs for malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases.
Beaty earned his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.