Welcome to new lab members Dr. Roy Faiman and Dr. Susan Villarreal! You can read more about them and what they are up to here: http://blogs.cornell.edu/harrington/research/members/
There is mounting evidence and much discussion this summer regarding the connection between A. americanum tick exposure and sensitivity to alpha gal. More details can be found here:
DVM/PhD candidate Nick Ledesma is conducting his research this summer in Florida. Nick has an energetic and talented group of students from Cornell helping him out. Dr. Phil Kaufman at UF is collaborating on the project as well as Dr. Rui-De Xue at Anastasia Mosquito Control District. We wish Nick luck with the project!!
Chris and Mark learn mosquito identification in Dr. Kaufman’s lab at UF
- Nick demonstrates the Cornell vegetation aspirator.
Case numbers may be three times higher than previously thought according to a new study published in Nature.
Our own lab alumna Cristina Munk just started her CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship in October based in Ethiopia. She reflects on the experience in her blog.
Prasit Deewatthanawong completed his MS degree in January 2012. Congratulations and Good Luck Prasit!
Research in the Harrington lab focuses on mosquito vector ecology, biology, and behavior. Our goal is to understand basic (and often overlooked) aspects of mosquito biology in order to identify new targets for controlling mosquitoes and reducing transmission of vector-borne diseases. We examine long-standing questions in the field of vector biology from broad and, sometimes unconventional, angles. Research in the Harrington lab focuses on the most dangerous mosquito vectors impacting human health today; those that transmit dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses and those that transmit malaria parasites. We use a combined approach to studying disease vectors that includes biochemical and proteomics tools as well as conducting classical field studies. This approach allows us to validate laboratory findings in epidemiologically-relevant field settings leading to more meaningful research outcomes. For more information and to connect with former lab members, check us out on Facebook!