Senior Researcher in Entomology, Longanathan (Logu) Ponnasamy, wins the prestigious Entomological Society of America Early Career Innovation Award for his research.
"Logu was recognized for his recent research on molecular microbial ecology of bacterial populations in mosquito habitats, microbe-insect interactions, and oviposition site attractants of mosquitoes, in collaboration with the Apperson and Schal labs. He helped develop a novel attract-and-kill management strategy for Aedes aegypti, using attractive bacteria in a sustained release formulation that attracts gravid females to lethal trap. He is also the principal investigator on an NIH R21 (exploratory) grant to identify bacterial factors that stimulate Aedes aegypti eggs to hatch."
More about Logu's work can be found here: