Jack Tajmajer, a high school junior at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, CT has been working with me for the last year. He just won 3rd place at the CT Science Fair (CT-STEM) on February 9th and 2nd place at the annual student talk competition (non-college division) of the CT Entomological Society last Friday March 8th. Jack’s project is entitled: “Inter-specific competition between two invasive mosquito species: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, over multiple generations”. He will be part of the lab for another year, and hopefully you will see his results published within this year. Keep the good work Jack!
May this new year bring you happiness, health, and lots of fun discoveries!
Thanks to the large collaborative effort of the Aedes aegypti Genome Working Group (of which am part of), we have an almost complete assembly of the genome now. Up to the chromosomal level! This has helped and will help to move our research along much faster. Take a look.
Excited to be at the meeting. I will be talking about our results trying to determine a good proxy to measure transmission of arboviruses by Aedes mosquitoes. Today Sunday at 2pm. Room 220.
This is a good review on the recent history of Aedes aegypti, based on the results of our genetic analysis, our collaborators, as well as the historical epidemiological records available for diseases transmitted by this mosquito. Enjoy!
Our paper investigating the population genetics of Ae. aegypti populations within Africa is out, and suggest that Angola could be the region from where New World Ae. aegypti originated.
Our paper on the Ae. aegypti populations in the Black Sea (Turkey and Georgia) is now available.