515th MONTHLY MEETING
November 21st, 2014
All monthly meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in insects, please join us!
Members may bring exhibits for show-and-tell. If you have photos, video, or other media to share, please email the society.
Calendars will be available at the meeting. Any pre-ordered calendars can be picked up at the meeting, or will be reserved and shipped once the meeting is over.
SPEAKER: Phil Armstrong
TITLE: The Diversity of Mosquito-borne Viruses in Connecticut
“Research focuses on the molecular evolution and epidemiology of mosquito-borne viruses transmitted in New England, including eastern equine encephalitis, Jamestown Canyon, and West Nile virus. Genetic relationships of these viruses are compared to track the origin, spread, and long-term persistence of strains involved in disease outbreaks and to identify variants associated with different ecological niches and/or disease outcomes. Other projects evaluate the role of different mosquito species to serve as vectors of arboviruses by determining their host-feeding and virus-infection patterns in nature. In addition, our group develops and evaluates diagnostic assays to rapidly detect new and established arboviruses transmitted in the U.S.”
- 6:30pm, catered
- 7:30pm, Yale University
- Kline Geology Auditorium, 210 Whitney Ave (next to the Peabody) (Map)