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What This Scientist Discovered in an Insect and Why It Matters

A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, courtesy of Wikipedia)

What this scientist discovered in an insect and why it matters... Naoki Yamanaka, an assistant professor at UC Riverside (UCR), is known for his innovative and creative research. In fact, the National Institute of Health (NIH) just awarded him a $2.4...

A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, courtesy of Wikipedia)
A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, courtesy of Wikipedia)

A fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, feeding on a banana. (Photo by Sanjay Acharya, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Summer Pests? Video Solutions!

Summer is all about being outdoors and enjoying camping, swimming, playing, and other activities with family and friends. But it's a real drag when pests such as ants, yellowjackets, or mosquitoes ruin the fun. When you have a pest problem and want to...

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: ants (2), gophers (1), mosquitoes (27), pest problem (1), summertime (1), UC IPM (4), yellowjackets (2)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

The World of Olivia Winokur

UC Davis doctoral student and mosquito researcher Olivia Winokur checks on mosquitoes in the walk-in chamber in the insectary. The chamber is set to 26 Celsius and 80 percent humidity to mimic tropical conditions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a UC Davis doctoral student researching mosquitoes? Meet Olivia Winokur, an enthusiastic, dedicated and multi-talented medical entomologist whose childhood curiosity about a yellow fever vaccination sparked...

UC Davis doctoral student and mosquito researcher Olivia Winokur checks on mosquitoes in the walk-in chamber in the insectary. The chamber is set to 26 Celsius and 80 percent humidity to mimic tropical conditions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student and mosquito researcher Olivia Winokur checks on mosquitoes in the walk-in chamber in the insectary. The chamber is set to 26 Celsius and 80 percent humidity to mimic tropical conditions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and mosquito researcher Olivia Winokur checks on mosquitoes in the walk-in chamber in the insectary. The chamber is set to 26 Celsius and 80 percent humidity to mimic tropical conditions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Olivia Winokur holds a tray of Culex tarsalis larvae in the insectoary. The Chris Barker lab now has nine colonies of mosquitoes in the insectary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Olivia Winokur holds a tray of Culex tarsalis larvae in the insectoary. The Chris Barker lab now has nine colonies of mosquitoes in the insectary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Olivia Winokur holds a tray of Culex tarsalis larvae in the insectoary. The Chris Barker lab now has nine colonies of mosquitoes in the insectary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Winokur answers questions about her poster at the UC Davis Research Symposium on the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases (DEBVPD). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olivia Winokur answers questions about her poster at the UC Davis Research Symposium on the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases (DEBVPD). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Winokur answers questions about her poster at the UC Davis Research Symposium on the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases (DEBVPD). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week

Western encephalitis mosquito. (Credit: Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org)

Warming temperatures combined with late spring rains create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed, including the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile Virus. To help spread the message about mosquito prevention, April 15-21, 2018 has been designated as...

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 2:02 PM
Tags: 2018 (1), awareness (1), bites (3), mosquitoes (27), protect (1), repellent (3), UC IPM (4), vector (1), West Nile Virus (3)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Why Vector-Borne Diseases Remain a Key Threat to Human Health

This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Vector-borne diseases remain a key threat to human health, wildlife, and plants, in part, due to the multitude of factors that influence their transmission," says biologist A. Marm Kilpatrick, assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and...

This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Culex mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus, transmits West Nile virus and other viruses. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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