Hyeogsun presented his work "Chemical depletion of granulocytes reveal hemocyte contributions to anti-Plasmodium immunity" in the Young Investigators competition at ASTMH and won second prize! Congrats and great job!
Rebekah received the Wayne A. Rowley Scholarship in Entomology at the Annual Department Holiday party today. Rebekah has now received the award in back-to-back years! Congrats!
Wayne Rowley was there in person (and very festive) to cheer her on.
Welcome to the Smith Lab at Iowa State University!
Our research interests are broadly focused on understanding the influence of physiology and innate immunity on mosquito vector competence and pathogen transmission.
With winter finally coming to an end, there have been some recent media interests about the threats of mosquito- and tick-borne disease. Here are a couple recent news stories in which we have been involved in: