We are excited to welcome Martina Carlassara, a PhD student in Dr. Mariangela Bonizzoni's lab at the University of Pavia in Italy. Martina is the recipient of a Travelling Fellowship from The Company of Biologists. Martina will be working along Helen on projects focusing on understanding the mechanisms underlying thermal adaptation in Aedes mosquitoes. Welcome Martina!!
Helen has received a Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship (FURF) to support her work on mechanisms of thermal adaptation of the invasive mosquito species, Aedes albopictus. Congrats Helen!!! And many thanks to the Fralin Life Sciences Institute for their support to undergraduate research!
Our study on the development of an ATSB against Aedes. j. japonicus led by Master student Lauren Fryzlewicz and undergraduate researcher Ash VanWinkle has been published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Check it out here! Abstract: Both female and male mosquitoes consume sugar meals to obtain carbohydrates used for energy. This behavior has recently been identified as a possible mosquito control target, as the World Health Organization has urged for the development of in