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Congrats to Shirley Luckhart, Marek Borowiec and Ralph Washington Jr.

Ant specialist Marek Borowiec, who received his doctorate in entomology in June 2016 from UC Davis, studying with major professor Phil Ward, won the PBESA Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Award. This photo was taken in Madagascar by friend Kimiora Ward.

When the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America, meets for its 101 annual conference April 2-5 in Portland, Ore., three UC Davis-affiliated scientists will receive special awards. One recipient is a faculty member, one is a postdoctoral...

Mosquitoes: Out for Blood

Culex quinquefasciatus, also known as the southern house mosquito, with a gut full of blood. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's good to see UC Davis mosquito researchers featured in the KQED's science program, "Deep Look." KQED journalists recently traveled to the UC Davis campus to visit several mosquito labs. The end result: The KQED  news article on “How...

Posted on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Malaria Observation Day at UC Davis on April 25

UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a villager in Mali.

With all the news media coverage lately on the Zika virus, the more pressing disease of malaria may seem overshadowed. It shouldn't be, nor is it, at the University of California, Davis. Medical entomologists and other scientists at UC Davis are...

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:11 PM

The Most Dangerous Animal on the Planet

Malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, UC Davis

What's the most dangerous animal on the planet? No, not rhinos,  cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, elephants, crocodiles or sharks. It's an insect, the blood-sucking mosquito. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria, including Anopheles gambiae, kill more...

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Mosquitoes Take the Spotlight: Front Line and Center

Aedes aegypti feeding on its host. (Photo by Jena Johnson)

Mosquitoes will take the spotlight, front line and center, this month. On Wednesday, April 8, Regents Professor Michael Strand of the University of Georgia, Athens, and internationally recognized for his research on parasite-insect host interactions,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

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