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!!!


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...

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! 

March 18, 2019

I am very honored to receive a travel from eLife to present my work at Le Studium conference on "New Avenues for the Behavioral Manipulation of Disease Vectors" organized by Dr. Marcelo Lorenzo and Dr. Claudio Lazzari. 

December 7, 2018

I am honored to receive the 2018 Department of Biochemistry Research Award! 

November 26, 2018

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. 

November 16, 2018

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. 


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