Mike Moore, PhD
Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral fellow
Mike arrived in August us as our first LEC fellow, where he will work with our lab, the lab of Kasey-Fowler Finn (SLU), and the LEC to stimulate collaboration between institutions. Stay tuned for more from Mike…
Katie Westby, PhD
Postdoctoral research associate
Katie is broadly interested in vector ecology and evolution, though she is very partial to studying container-breeding mosquitoes in the genera Aedes and Culex. In the Midwestern US, where Katie has conducted most of her research, species in these two genera are vectors of important human pathogens such as West Nile and La Crosse viruses. She asks questions about how both biotic and abiotic factors can influence a mosquito’s ability to successfully transmit pathogens. Katie has also begun to use mosquitoes as a model system to address basic questions in disease ecology, specifically the role of invasive mosquitoes in transmission of the obligate parasite Ascogregarina barretti in a native mosquito.
Southeast Missouri State University '21
Tyson Undergraduate Fellow '17
TERFer '15-'16 (Eureka HS)
Lexie manages the day to day activity in the lab and field. She's also an active investigator interested in predacious mosquitoes, and is writing up her work this summer (2018).
Harris Stowe State University '21
Project: Mint as a mosquito deterrent; urban ecology + evolution in the Asian tiger mosquito
Southeast Missouri State University ‘19
Anahi is working with Katie on her highly shrouded new urban evolution project. Stay tuned!