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Kris Kovach

Lab Alumni
Research Associate I
Area of Expertise: 
Mosquito surveillance, mosquito identification, West Nile virus

Ryan Tokarz

Research Staff
Assistant Scientist I
Area of Expertise: 
mosquito ecology, surveillance

Mosquito Surveillance

Originally started under the auspices of Dr. Wayne Rowley in 1968, the Medical Entomology Laboratory at Iowa State University has maintained an internationally recognized mosquito/mosquito-borne disease surveillance program for the state of Iowa for almost 50 years.

Smith Lab: Overview

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Our research interests are broadly focused on understanding the influence of physiology and innate immunity on mosquito vector competence and pathogen transmission.