Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/16/2016
Publication Date: 6/16/2016
Citation: Ramirez, J.L. 2016. The mosquito battlefield: understanding the mosquito’s molecular weaponry against pathogens. Meeting Abstract.
Technical Abstract: This presentation will introduce vector-borne diseases and all the vectors implicated. A focus will be made on the most important vector-borne diseases: Malaria and Dengue. Describing the epidemiology of arboviral diseases, and how each vector responds to protozoan, bacterial and viral pathogens. In addition a description of microbe entomopathogenic activity on mosquitoes will be described. Furthermore, this talk and visit to Tyson Research Center serves as a venue to discuss areas of potential collaboration on research projects relating to vector biology, ecology, competence, immunity, and microbes.