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Consider the Tsetse Fly: That's the Subject of a UC Davis Seminar on March 14

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab

Consider the tsetse fly. The tsetse fly (Glossina genus), found in sub-Saharan Africa, transmits  Trypanosomiasis, a parasitic disease that we commonly refer to as "sleeping sickness." Sleeping sickness occurs in 36 sub-Saharan Africa countries,...

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab
This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab "uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology to study the interactions between African trypanosomes and tsetse flies." (Image by Geoffrey Attardo)

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab "uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology to study the interactions between African trypanosomes and tsetse flies." (Image by Geoffrey Attardo)

What's Medical Entomology?

Thomas Scott in Kenya

What's medical entomolology? Anyone who's an entomologist or who works in entomology is asked that question periodically. Medical, they know. Entomology? Often not. But medical entomology? Well, it's the study of relationships among arthorpods,...

Thomas Scott in Kenya
Thomas Scott in Kenya

IN KENYA--UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott, towers above schoolchildren in Kenya in a photo taken in 2004. (He's 6-foot, 6-inches tall.)

Mosquito that tranmits dengue
Mosquito that tranmits dengue

THE CULPRIT--This is the mosquito, Aedes egypti, that transmits dengue. UC Davis entomologist Thomas Scott is a leading authority on the mosquito and the disease. See http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/tomscottdengue.html. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM
 
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