How Various Feeding Rates Affect Pupation Rates in Anopheles stephensi Larvae

Jacob Glover, a student at Franklin College, worked in the lab of Dr. Ash Pathak Abstract Anopheles Stephensi are a dangerous vector for countless diseases without cures currently. If mosquitos could be contained or controlled, then this could eliminate these diseases they carry without having to find a vaccine or other types of cures for

The Tradeoff of Nutrition in Malaria Transmission

Nathan Garcia-Diaz, a student from Willamette University, worked in the lab of Dr. Ash Pathak. Abstract The effects of nutrition on malaria transmission was studied by collecting the most influential components of Vectorial Capacity. Vectorial Capacity (C) measures the Anopheline mosquito’s efficacy at transmitting the Plasmodium berghei parasites, and the largest factors impacting C are