January 24, 2020

I am really excited to share our latest paper published in PNAS!! 

Abstract: Mosquitoes are important vectors of disease and require sources of carbohydrates for reproduction and survival. Unlike host-related behaviors of mosquitoes, comparatively less is understood abo...

January 6, 2020

Congratulations to Lauren (BS/MS student) and Ryan (BS student) for being awarded a Global Change Center Undergraduate Research Award! 

Lauren will focus on nectar feeding physiology in mosquitoes while Ryan will focus on pathogens mosquitoes transmit to the herpeto-fau...

December 6, 2019

Our article: Thermoprotective adaptations are critical for arthropods feeding on warm-blooded hosts., Current opinion in insect science, 2019 (DOI: 10.3410/f.735116774.793568089), has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field by F1000...

November 27, 2019

The lab was well represented at this year ESA conference in Saint Louis, MO with 4 talks including Joanna Reinhold, Morgen VanderGiessen, Forde Upshur and Chloé Lahondère.

What a great conference!! Looking forward to ESA 2020 in Orlando, FL and to ICE 2020 in Helsinki,...

October 17, 2019

I am delighted to share our new paper published in Current Biology entitled "Commonly Used Insect Repellents Hide Human Odors from Anopheles Mosquitoes". This work was led by Ali Afify, a post-doctoral researcher in Chris Potter's lab at John Hopkins and in collaborati...

October 16, 2019

Our newest paper is now available online! Congrats to MSc student Forde Upshur, co-first author undergraduate researcher Elizabeth Bose and Cameron Hart for this accomplishment!          

Abstract: Aedes aegypti is an invasive mosquito spec...

September 13, 2019

Even if the Summer semester is officially over, mosquitoes are still very active in the area and field works continues. Morgen Vandergiessen, who has been our lab and field assistant this season has now started her Master's degree and is currently completing her S...

September 6, 2019

Summer has been really busy for the lab between field work, grant writing and paper submissions!

Among papers submitted, 3 are available on BioRxiv

* The effect of meal temperature on heart rate in Rhodnius prolixus

     Chloé Lahondère, Maurane Buradino, Claudio R. Laz...

April 25, 2019

Congratulations to PhD student Joanna Reinhold for successfully defending her quals! 

April 2, 2019

I am honored to have been elected a Full Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society! 

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