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The Hostest with the Mostest

Tara Thiemann is researching bloodfeeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You're sitting in your back yard or at a park and a mosquito bites you. You're the host whether you like it or not. You just hope that this isn't an infected mosquito that can transmit West Nile virus (WNV).But have you ever wondered which...

Tara Thiemann is researching bloodfeeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tara Thiemann is researching bloodfeeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tara Thiemann is researching bloodfeeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tara Thiemann working in the lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tara Thiemann working in the lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tara Thiemann working in the lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

A World Without Mosquitoes?

Culex mosquitoes

A world without mosquitoes?An article in the July 21st edition of Nature asked that very question. Author Janet Fang, an intern in Nature's Washington, D.C., office, wrote that "Malaria infects some 247 million people worldwide each year, and kills...

Culex mosquitoes
Culex mosquitoes

TARA THIEMANN sorts Culex mosquitoes in her UC Davis lab. She is studying the the blood meals of Culex mosquitoes to identify specific host species--research important toward understanding both the maintenance and epidemic transmission of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

New Breed of Scientists

Tara Thiemann

William C. Reeves (1916-2004) would have been proud. Remember William "Bill" Reeves? A renowned entomologist, professor and dean at UC Berkeley, he was widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on the spread and control of mosquito-borne...

Tara Thiemann
Tara Thiemann

MOSQUITO RESEARCHER Tara Thiemann, a doctoral candidate, UC Davis Department of Entomology, is the recipient of the William C. Reeves New Investigator Award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the Lab
In the Lab

IN THE LAB--Mosquito researcher Tara Thiemann sorts through her collection of mosquitoes that she had earlier trapped in the field. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bill Reeves
Bill Reeves

AT WORK--William C. Reeves collecting mosquitoes in Baker County, Ore., in 1993. (Photo by Bruce Eldridge)

Trio of Winners
Trio of Winners

TARA THIEMANN (far right) is the winner of the William C. Reeves New Investigator Award for her Culex mosquito research. With her are second-place winner, Veronica Armijos; third-place winner, Christy Andrade (center); and awards presenter Bruce Eldridge of the Center for Vectorborne Diseases. Eldridge is an emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis and former director of the UC Mosquito Research Program.

Posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM

They'll Walk the Line

Tara Thiemann

Who hates termites? Raise your hands.  Those dratted termites damage our homes, decks, furniture, fence posts and other wooden materials.  But at the 95th annual UC...

Tara Thiemann
Tara Thiemann

ROUNDING UP THE TERMITES--Coordinating the termite trail activity last year at the UC Davis Picnic Day at Briggs Hall was graduate student Tara Thiemann. She'll also be coordinating the termite trails again this year. The UC Davis Picnic Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking the Line
Walking the Line

WALKING THE LINE--A termite follows the scent of what smells like a pheromone, and stops at the end of the ink line. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2009 at 5:59 PM
 
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