Jennifer Kuzma – Oxitec’s Mosquito and Future Gene Drives (at Duke University)

October 22, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Duke University Civil & Environmental Engineering | Fall 2018 Seminar Series Oxitec’s Mosquito and Future Gene Drives:  Challenges with Risk Analysis and Governance Abstract: In this presentation, I will discuss the current risk assessment and oversight challenges...

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David Resnik – ‘Community engagement in field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes’

September 11, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

Speaker: David Resnik | Abstract: Effective community engagement is an important legal, ethical, and practical prerequisite for conducting field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes, because these studies can substantially impact communities and it is usually not possible to obtain informed consent from each community member....

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2012 Cohort Focus

April 23, 2018 | kltodd

Mosquitoes & Human Health The Problem Mosquitoes are vectors of several important human diseases, including malaria and dengue fever. Our first student cohort concentrated on the mosquito, Aedes aegypti, that transmits dengue to over 100...

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Sophia Webster

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

March 22, 2018 | Patti Mulligan

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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Jen-Baltzegar

IGERT Student Jennifer Baltzegar wins Entomology poster contest

November 13, 2017 | Patti Mulligan

Jennifer Baltzegar, a PhD Candidate in the Genetics Program, won first place in a research poster competition last week at the Entomological Society of America’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Jen is an NSF IGERT Fellow in Genetic...

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IGERT in Peru – The Role of Rhetoric in Transgenetics

July 14, 2012 | kltodd

By Molly Hartzog Week 1 – Lima, Peru Hola a todos! I have been in Peru since July 14 with NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society program, to study pest issues in developing nations. Today we arrived in...

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