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Fifth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium
Eck Institute for Global Health faculty presented three invited lectures at the Fifth Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium in Kansas City last week. Mary Ann McDowell, Molly Duman-Scheel, and Michael Pfrender presented on three different arthropod genomes: sand flies, which transmit a family of diseases known as leishmaniasis; the mosquito species that transmits yellow and dengue fever; and Daphnia, a sensitive model species for environmental genomics and ecotoxogenomics, respectively.
In addition, Kyanne Reidenbach, a doctoral candidate in the laboratory of Eck member, Nora Besansky, presented a poster on her work on the most deadly and widespread mosquito vector of human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.