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...

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...

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...

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 16, 2019

Our newest paper is now available online! Congrats to MSc student Forde Upshur, co-first author undergraduate researcher Elizabeth Bose and Cameron Hart for this accomplishment!          

Abstract: Aedes aegypti is an invasive mosquito spec...

September 6, 2019

Summer has been really busy for the lab between field work, grant writing and paper submissions!

Among papers submitted, 3 are available on BioRxiv

* The effect of meal temperature on heart rate in Rhodnius prolixus

     Chloé Lahondère, Maurane Buradino, Claudio R. Laz...

February 13, 2019

I am delighted to announce that our paper with Dr. Joshua Benoit from UC, Dr. David Denlinger from OSU and Dr. Claudio Lazzari from IRBI/CNRS in Current Opinion in Insect Science is now available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S22145745183014...

November 6, 2018

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 fa...

February 20, 2018

I am delighted to announce that our paper, with co-authors Claudio Lazzari and Aurélie Fauquet, "Keeping cool: Kissing bugs avoid cannibalism by thermoregulating" is out in the Journal of Insect Physiology! This study is part of our saga "thermal stress and thermoregul...

January 25, 2018

I am really happy to announce that our paper "Modulation of Host Learning in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes" is out in Current Biology! This work is a collaborative effort between Clément Vinauger (VT), the Riffell Lab at UW, including Gabriella H. Wolff, Lauren T. Locke and...

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