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Eight Decades of Bees 'n Skeeters

Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! What do you think of when someone mentions "honey bees and mosquitoes" in the same sentence? Honey bees are the pollinators, the beneficial insects. Infected mosquitoes transmit killer diseases such as malaria and dengue; they are our most...

Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist William Reisen (left) with a MVCAC plaque presented by Bruce Eldridge, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Jill Oviatt, MVCAC)
Medical entomologist William Reisen (left) with a MVCAC plaque presented by Bruce Eldridge, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Jill Oviatt, MVCAC)

Medical entomologist William Reisen (left) with a MVCAC plaque presented by Bruce Eldridge, UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology. (Photo by Jill Oviatt, MVCAC)

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Anthony Cornel Knows Mosquitoes

Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.

Medical entomologist Anthony “Anton” Cornel knows his mosquitoes--and a few snakes, too. When he was doing research in Brazil in September, he draped a snake around his neck and posed for the camera. His favorite research subjects, though,...

Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.
Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.

Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.

UC Davis medical entomologists Anthony Cornel (foreground) and Gregory Lanzaro make annual trips to Mali to study malaria mosquitoes.
UC Davis medical entomologists Anthony Cornel (foreground) and Gregory Lanzaro make annual trips to Mali to study malaria mosquitoes.

UC Davis medical entomologists Anthony Cornel (foreground) and Gregory Lanzaro make annual trips to Mali to study malaria mosquitoes.

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

The Mosquito Man: Stepping Down

Culex quinquefasciatus, which can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most people have never served 38 consecutive years on an executive board that looks out for the health and welfare of two million people. But then again medical entomologist Robert Washino isn't  “most people.” Washino, emeritus professor and...

Culex quinquefasciatus, which can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, which can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, which can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Robert Washino during his military years in the mid-1950s. This photo was taken in a lab south of Paris, France.
Medical entomologist Robert Washino during his military years in the mid-1950s. This photo was taken in a lab south of Paris, France.

Medical entomologist Robert Washino during his military years in the mid-1950s. This photo was taken in a lab south of Paris, France.

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:22 PM

A World Without Mosquitoes?

Culex mosquitoes

A world without mosquitoes?An article in the July 21st edition of Nature asked that very question. Author Janet Fang, an intern in Nature's Washington, D.C., office, wrote that "Malaria infects some 247 million people worldwide each year, and kills...

Culex mosquitoes
Culex mosquitoes

TARA THIEMANN sorts Culex mosquitoes in her UC Davis lab. She is studying the the blood meals of Culex mosquitoes to identify specific host species--research important toward understanding both the maintenance and epidemic transmission of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

The SWAT Team

Walter Leal and Zain Syed

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, and his postdoctoral researcher Zain Syed have done it again.In August of 2008, they discovered the secret mode of the insect repellent, DEET. In...

Walter Leal and Zain Syed
Walter Leal and Zain Syed

CHEMICAL ECOLOGISTS Walter Leal (left), professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, and postdoctoral researcher Zain Syed, at work in the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex Mosquito
Culex Mosquito

CULEX MOSQUITO (Culex quinquefasciatus) transmits West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 6:24 PM

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