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Ponnusamy wins ESA award | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/

Ponnusamy wins ESA award | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/ | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it


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:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/ponnusamy

 

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Second West Nile death & 3 new cases reported across the state of North Carolina

Second West Nile death & 3 new cases reported across the state of North Carolina | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The new cases are part of a national epidemic that’s on pace to be the worst in the 13-year history of the disease in the United States.

 

CALS Public Health Entomologist, Dr. Michael Reiskind, comments on the ecology of the disease and the difficulty of predicting outbreaks.

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