Eric Ochomo is from Kisumu, western Kenya, a region with some of the highest prevalence of malaria in the world. It is against this backdrop that he pursued an MSc and PhD in Medical Entomology and Vector Science at Maseno University, Kenya, with research interests in malaria vector control; particularly insecticide resistance and its potential impact on malaria transmission. Eric is currently a postdoctoral fellow with the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the Centre for Global Health at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. His research will focus on identifying genetic markers of resistance to spatial repellents. Additionally, Eric heads the entomology section at the Center for Global Health Research of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (CGHR-KEMRI) in Kisumu, Kenya where he has and continues to lead multiple research studies.