Posts Tagged: Geoffrey Attardo
Consider the tsetse fly. The blood-sucking insect, which transmits the parasite that causes human and animal trypanosomiasis, has wreaked havoc in African countries. It's distinguished from other Diptera by unique adaptations, "including lactation...
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Got milk? Got a question about tsetse flies? Yes? Then you'll want to attend the Science Café presentation on Wednesday, June 7, when medical entomologist and tsetse expert Geoffrey Attardo of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology...
Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo with some of his images he displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Adventure Awaits!" the theme proclaimed. And that it did Saturday at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day--especially at the second annual "Virtual Reality Bugs" display at Briggs Hall, the administrative home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology...
UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"That was cool!" Sebastian Ehrlich removes the headset. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila, and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"That's fascinating!" said Paul McCelland, as he hands off the headphones to another member of his party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Superorganism: It's a term that should be limited in use, says Pulitzer-Prize winner Bert Hölldobler, one of the world's leading ant experts. Bert Hölldobler, an evolutionary biologist based at Arizona State University who researches the...
A velevety tree ant touches the antenna of a honey bee in this photo taken on lavender blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a picnic without bugs? When the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 13, thousands of visitors will explore the campus. It promises to be informative, educational and entertaining. But over at Briggs Hall, home of the UC...
UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo holds one of his images, a tsete fly. He does research on the fly. He also will be showcasing his other images of vectors on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are the new t-shirts to be offered by the Entomology Graduate Student Association on UC Davis Picnic Day. From left are artists/scientists Ivana Li, Corwin Parker and Jill Oberski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You know how loud cicadas are? Well, doctoral student/nematologist Corwin Parker drew this prize-winning sketch for a EGSA t-shirt: a cicada plugged into an amp.