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Eck Institute for Global Health Faculty and Students Attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

November 02, 2010

Twenty-two representatives from the Eck Institute for Global Health are contributing to the premier forum for tropical medicine and global health this week. Eleven faculty members, six graduate students, one undergraduate student, and four technical staff are represented on nine presentations at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from November 3-7, 2010. In addition, Frank Collins, professor of biological sciences, is a member of the prestigious faculty invited to teach the basic science pre-meeting course, Recent Advances in the Biology of Invertebrate Vectors and Implications for the Control of Tropical Diseases. The faculty and student researchers are commended for their contribution to global health research.

GENOME-BASED MICROSATELLITE DEVELOPMENT IN CULEX QUINQUEFASCIATUS WITH BROAD APPLICATION TO THE CX. PIPIENS COMPLEX
Paul V. Hickner1, Becky deBruyn1, Diane D. Lovin1, Akio Mori1, Robert Pinger2, David W. Severson1 1Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, 2Department of Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, United States

GLOBAL CROSS-TALK OF GENES IN RESPONSE TO DENGUE VIRUS INFECTION IN THE MOSQUITO AEDES AEGYPTI
Susanta K. Behura, David W. Severson University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States

AEDES AEGYPTI: AN EMERGING MODEL FOR THE STUDY OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY IN VECTOR MOSQUITOES
Ellen Flannery1, Anthony Clemons1, Morgan Haugen1, Kristopher Kast1, David Severson1, Molly Duman-Scheel2 1University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, United States, 2Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend at Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, United States

BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF THE MALARIA VECTORS AND VECTOR CONTROL INTERVENTIONS IN LUANGWA VALLEY, SOUTHEAST ZAMBIA
Aklilu Seyoum1, Chadwick Sikaala2, Javan Chanda2, Dingani Chinula2, Neil Lobo3, Frank Collins3, Gerry F. Killeen4 1Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2National Malaria Control Centre, Lusaka, Zambia, 3University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, United States, 4Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

EXAMINING THE FINE SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE CROSSOVER LANDSCAPE IN PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM BY HIGH-THROUGHPUT ALLELE SCANNING
Upeka Samarakoon, Allison Regier, Asako Tan, Scott J. Emrich, Michael T. Ferdig University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States

INFLUENCE OF 2LA CHROMOSOMAL INVERSION ON DESICCATION RESISTANCE OF ANOPHELES GAMBIAE S.S. FROM CAMEROON
Caroline Fouet1, Emilie Gray2, Nora J. Besansky2, Carlo Costantini1 1Organisation de Coordination pour la lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, HABITAT CHARACTERIZATION AND DYNAMICS OF ANOPHELES GAMBIAE MOLECULAR FORMS LARVAL BIOTOPES ALONG AN URBANIZATION GRADIENT IN THE CITY OF YAOUNDÉ, CAMEROON
Billy F. Tene1, Christophe N. Antonio2, Colince Kamdem2, Philippe Bousses3, Didier Fontenille3, Nora J. Besansky4, Carlo Costantini1 1IRD-UR016/OCEAC, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2LRP-OCEAC, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 3IRD-UR016, Montpellier, France, 4University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States

A HYDROCELECTOMY PROGRAM FOR LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS IN LÉOGANE, HAITI: CLINICAL INFORMATION AND SURGICAL OUTCOMES
Nicole Kosacz1, Melanie Strahm1, Yves Laurissaint2, Luccene Desir2, Jacquelin Roberts3, David Addiss4, Thomas Streit5, LeAnne Fox3 1Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, United States, 2Lymphatic Filariasis Program, Hospital Sainte Croix, Leogane, Haiti, 3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States, 4The Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, United States, 5The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States

OPTIMIZED SNP GENOTYPING AND STRUCTURAL VARIANT DISCOVERY WITH MICROARRAYS IN PLASMODIUM FACLCIPARUM
John C. Tan1, Becky A. Miller1, Asako Tan1, Jigar J. Patel1,2, Ian H. Cheeseman3, Tim J. Anderson3, Magnus Manske4, Gareth Maslen4, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski4, Michael T. Ferdig1; www.nd.edu/~genomics 1 The Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2Roche NimbleGen Inc., Madison, WI 3 Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX 4Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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