Aedes Mosquito Research
We have several projects on Aedes mosquitoes in the Burford Reiskind & Reiskind labs. We have individual projects on both species in in the SE United States, and one interesting study looking at species interactions. Check out this work on the Battle of the Aedes page!
With the Dr. Michael Reiskind lab, we work on the population genomics of Aedes aegypti in the Southeastern United States. Our previous graduate student Kristen Hopperstad in the Reiskind lab conducted a population analysis of Ae. aegytpi using microsatellite loci and we continue to address questions about population genomics of this species! We are very excited to about Dr. Hopperstad’s results from her dissertation research (Link to publication).
Our previous graduate student Emily Reed conducted a landscape genomics study along the urban rural gradient of the invasive Aedes albopictus. Check out more about Emily and her work here! Also check out a recent highlight about Emily in lab news here!