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GES faculty and Ph.D. students publish “Roadmap to Gene Drives: Research and Governance Needs in Social, Political, and Ecological Context” in a special issue of the Journal of Responsible EngineeringSee full articles from the special Gene Drive issue

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Student spotlight: Sophia Webster wins 1st place at Graduate Student Research Symposium

Kudos to Sophia Webster, a GES PhD candidate in Entomology and Plant Pathology, for winning first place at Graduate Student Research Symposium! Sophia is part of the 2012 IGERT cohort whose focus is mosquitoes and human health. The first IGERT course took place in Lima and Iquitos, Peru where the cohort attended tropical medicine symposiums, visited health clinics and several farms to speak with farmers. The cohort also shadowed NAMRU workers door to door in in Iquitos as the workers completed their household mosquito checks and surveys. Additionally, the cohort conducted household experiments on the density dependent effects of mosquito larvae in household containers....

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Space for the Social Sciences in Engineering Biology

By Jennifer Kuzma, March 13, 2018 I had the pleasure of attending the Canada SynBio 2018 Conference “Engineering Biology for Health, Food and the EnvIronment in Toronto last week. While I’ve been to many such...

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WIRED: Process of Elimination

A deep dive into the inception of the Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) program, this article in WIRED details how Karl Campbell of Island Conservation came across GES Co-Director Fred Gould's research suggesting that the genetic engineering techniques being used to manage insect populations could also be applied to other species, like rodents. And then, what happened when CRISPR came along....

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Center Directors

Dr. Jennifer Kuzma
Goodnight-NC GSK Foundation Distinguished Professor
CHASS, School of Public and International Affairs
919-515-2592 |

Fred Gould, GES Center Co-Director

Dr. Fred Gould
University Distinguished Professor
CALS, Entomology and Plant Pathology
919.515.1647 |

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