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.
Our paper on the origin of Ae. aegypti from the Washington DC is currently being highlighted by VectorBase in the main page slide-show.
Our paper reporting no Wolbachia in our world collection samples of Ae. aegypti is being picked up by the media:
Tom and I conducted a large screen on the Ae. aegypti world collections of the Powell lab, and couldn’t find Wolbachia. These results are available in a paper available online now.
Starting in January 2018, I am officially appointed by The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as and Assistant Agricultural Scientist I. Looking forward to new research avenues, maintain old collaborations and establish new ones.
Our most recent paper in G3 describes how we integrated different genomic resources from two tsetse fly specie: Glossina fuscipes and Glossina morsitans to identify candidate regions in the genome related to susceptibility to Trypanosome infection.