April 28, 2020

Congratulations to Joanna for winning the 1st place for her presentation on the interactions between mosquitoes and amphibians at the Graduate Student Association Research Symposium.

And congrats for winning the Rising Star award from Virginia Tech which rewards he...

March 31, 2020

Congratulations to Joanna who successfully passed her preliminary exam!!!


March 24, 2020

I am delighted that our paper with Karthikeyan Chandrasegaran, Luis Escobar and Clément Vinauger is now available online!

Abstract: Mosquitoes are considered to be the deadliest animals on Earth because the diseases they transmit claim at least a million human lives eve...

March 12, 2020

We are really excited to have had the opportunity to participate in the Kids' Tech University event last month! 

I gave a talk to 120 kids and told them all about how smart mosquitoes can be!

Abstract: You probably know that blood-sucking mosquitoes can transmit several...

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 17, 2019

Our lab had a great time at the 2019 Hokie BugFest!!  This outreach event is a fantastic way for kids, their parents and other visitors to learn more about insects and the impact they have in our


 A big shoutout to Joanna for organizing and coordi...

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