Welcome to the Baxter Laboratory website! We are a research group in the Yale University Dept. of Chemistry. Using the techniques of biophysical chemistry, biochemistry and chemical biology, we are investigating the molecular mechanisms of immunity and fertility in insects. Our goal is to discover new pathways or targets that can be used for preventing transmission of vector-borne diseases, pest control or to illuminate the effects of environmental toxins and habitat disruption on beneficial insect populations.


May 7, 2014
Congratulations to our 2013 high school summer researcher Minh Q. Pham, whose research was recently published in the Journal of Emerging Investigators. Check out Minh’s...
October 11, 2013
The new Baxter lab website is now online. Please send any comments to richard.baxter@yal...
Tapan Kanai
October 11, 2013
We have launched a crowdfunding project on Microryza to support the synthesis of chemical inhibitors for Anopheles gambiae seminal transglutaminase 3 (AgTG3). Please consider...