New grant received from MicroFEWHS!

We are thrilled to announce that the Lahondère lab and the Schmale lab have received a grant from MicroFEWHS and the Fralin Institute! This project will focus on developing new tools for mosquito trapping in remote areas.

New grant received from the GCC and ISCE!

We received a grant from the Global Change Center (GCC) and the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) to study the impact of climate change on mosquito population dynamics in Virginia along with the perception of climate change by Virginians. This is a collaborative project between myself, Dr. Lydia Patton (Philosophy), Dr. Luis Escobar (Fish and Wildlife Conservation) and Dr. Clément Vinauger (Biochemistry).

2018 ESA, ESC, and ESBC Joint Annual Meeting

I will be presenting at the ESA, ESC and ESBC joint annual meeting in Vancouver BC, Canada on Wednesday, November 14th. Stop by room 301 from 1.30 to 4.30 to hear about our research along with others, during this symposium entitled "372 MUVE Section Symposium: Arthropod Genomics and Molecular Biology: What's New!" organized by Dr. Monika Nuss and Dr. Andrew Nuss. Full program here:

New paper out!

Our paper with Joanna Reinhold and Claudio Lazzari on the "Effects of the Environmental Temperature on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes: A Review" is out today in Insects! Abstract: The temperature of the environment is one of the most important abiotic factors affecting the life of insects. As poikilotherms, their body temperature is not constant, and they rely on various strategies to minimize the risk of thermal stress. They have been thus able to colonize a large spectrum of habitats. Mosquitoes, such as Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus, vector many pathogens, including dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. The spread of these diseases has become a major global health concern

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