I am looking for Research assistant to help with laboratory work and mosquito colony rearing. The position is seasonal for up to 6 months, with opportunity for renewal for an additional term. Experience in the laboratory is required (e.g. Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology). Full-time and part-time options available with flexible hours. More details can be found here.
Big applause to Jack Tajmajer, who got silver at the Genious Olympiad in NY last week with his poster on “Inter-specific Competition Between Two Invasive Mosquito Species: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus over Multiple Generations”. Jack has been working with me on this project for the last year at CAES and we hope to have a publication by the end of the year.
I have been invited to participate at the “Urban pests and vectors: Emerging impacts, sustainable management, and future research” symposium, from the MUVE section. So come and visit me in St. Louis in November!
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.