Leslie Vosshall Seminar
Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsor: UC Davis
Location: UC Davis Student Community Center
Event DetailsLeslie Vosshall of Rockefeller University, New York City, will speak on "Neurobiology of the World's Most Dangerous Animal"--the mosquito--at a seminar set for 4:10 p.m., Wednesday, May 24 in the Student Community Center, UC Davis.
The seminar, open to all interested persons, is sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences and the Storer Life Sciences Endowment. Host is molecular geneticist Joanna Chiu, assistant professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
The Vosshall laboratory studies the molecular neurobiology of mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes require a blood meal to complete egg development, she explains. "In carrying out this innate behavior, mosquitoes spread dangerous infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and yellow fever.
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