July 20, 2020

We are excited to share two new preprints! 

The first one is a collaborative project with Claudio Lazzari, Aurélie Fauqet, Ricardo Araujo and Marcos Pereira: "Soft ticks perform evaporative cooling during blood-feeding".

Abstract: Feeding on the blood of warm-blooded ver...

July 13, 2020

We are delighted to welcome Zach Baker as our Summer 2020 Filed and Lab Assistant! 

Zach will be working closely with Joanna on her project. 

June 11, 2020

Joanna and Forde did a fantastic job at presenting their work during the 2020 Insect Biotech Conference organized by Dr. jean-Paul Paluzzi and Dr. Andrew Donini! 

May 15, 2020

Congrats to Sarah and Ryan on your graduation!!! 

 And congrats to Aley on the obtention of a position at Thermo Fisher this Fall! 

May 12, 2020

Congratulations to Forde Upshur for successfully defending his Master's thesis entitled "Factors influencing sugar feeding in invasive mosquitoes"! Forde will be staying in the lab to pursue his PhD.

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...

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