Dr Nur Faeza Abu Kassim is a medical and molecular entomologist and a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s School of Biological Sciences. She is also a Fellow at the Vector Control Research Unit of USM. Her work focuses on the biology, ecology, genetics and control of vector mosquitoes. She is currently working on a range of projects which include the entomological surveillance of Zika virus in Penang, the use of GIS for monitoring vectors for dengue in Penang, and studying the ecological and genetic diversity of dengue vectors in Penang relative to landscape use with the view to exploring epidemiological and managerial implications. She has a BSc (Hons) in Bio-Health Sciences from Universiti Malaya and an MSc in Entomology from the University of Queensland, Australia. She obtained her PhD in Medical Entomology from the University of Sydney, Australia.