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PacVec Spring Seminar Series 2021
Join us via Zoom for our LAST SEMINAR on July 13, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT!
claudia rueckert Dr. Claudia Rückert (University of Nevada, Reno)
"Building capacity to study Culex spp. antiviral defenses"

Dr. Claudia Rückert's main research interest is virus-vector interactions. She is establishing a research program focusing on mosquito antiviral responses with the aim of identifying targets for arbovirus transmission control. Further projects focus on mosquito biology, improving methodology to study Culex mosquitoes, and molecular biology of viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors. The Rückert Lab is also involved in a collaborative NSF-EPSCoR project to define tick and tick-borne disease distribution in the western United States [Rückert Lab].
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Every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 12:00 - 1:00 PM PDT:
"From Mozambique to Maricopa: How do human and mosquito behaviors impact vector control?"
Krijn Paaijmans
Arizona State University
"Impacts of ULV applications on vectorial capacity of Aedes aegypti"
Kathleen Walker
The University of Arizona
"Host blood meal impacts on tick vector competency"
Andrea Swei
San Francisco State University
"Building capacity to study Culex spp. antiviral defenses"
Claudia Rückert
University of Nevada, Reno
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