When the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) arrived in the United States in the 1980s, it took the invasive blood-sucker only one year to spread from Houston to St. Louis. New research from Washington University in St. Louis shows that the mosquitoes at the northern limit of their current range are successfully using time-capsule-like eggs to survive conditions that are colder than those in their native territory.
Mike Moore, PhD, has begun a 2-year position as a Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral fellow with the Medley lab and the lab of Kasey Fowler-Finn at Saint Louis University. Mike is part of the firs cohort of LEC fellows, a program aimed at stimulating collaboration among LEC partner institutions.
See Mike’s website here.
Thomas VanHorn, former Tyson high school TERFer and WashU undergraduate fellow research in our lab, will have his independent research project published* in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology.