Shirley Luckhart, Edwin Lewis, Anna Drexler and Nazzy Pakpour ought to be dancing.
They're probably not, though. They're too busy doing research.
They're the UC Davis scientists who worked on a malaria-proof mosquito that just made Time Magazine’s “50...
UC Davis Team
TARGETING MALARIA--This is the UC Davis team that co-authored research (with University of Arizona scientists) that made Time Magazine's "Top 50 Inventions of 2010"--the malaria-proof mosquito. In front, at the microscope, is entomology doctoral student Anna Drexler. In back (from left) are professor Edwin Lewis, postdoctoral scholar Nazzy Pakpour, and professor Shirley Luckhart. In the foreground: anopheline mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A malaria-proof mosquito?Research news coming out of the University of California, Davis and the University of Arizona labs recently drew international attention; the scientists have genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to malaria...
MALARIA MOSQUITO--Through blood-feeding, an infected malaria mosquito transmits the parasites causing the killer disease, malaria. (Photo of Anopheles gambiae by Anton Cornel, UC Kearney Agricultural Center/UC Davis.)