An Update!

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Hello, Ebel Lab Science Enthusiasts!

Admittedly, it’s been some time since our last post. There’s this whole pandemic ~thing~ that we all got caught up in. We got busy.

As we move into 2023, we thought it prudent to do a kind of retrospective on Ebel Lab-folk-in-the-news before continuing on with your regularly scheduled programming. These posts are by no means an exhaustive list of the goings-on about the lab, but a brief primer on what you may have missed these past tumultuous years.

– Here, you will find a link to Greg being interviewed about WNV evolution and xenosurveillance for the American Society for Microbiology’s “Meet the Microbiologist” podcast:

The interview begins with an excellent and succinct definition of xenosurveillance, then goes on to cover RNAi, viral replication within mosquitoes as a vector, WNV transmission, viral genetics, the list goes on. There’s a lot of good information within the conversation, and it serves as an excellent introduction to the kinds of work we’re invested in. There’s also great information within the show notes below the player, if you’re the kind of learner who prefers their information in a text-based format.

The show is a regular source of good information, so give them a follow/subscribe!

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AIDL Winners at CSU’s 2017 Research Day

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Two researchers from the Arthropod-borne and Infectious Disease Laboratory (AIDL) were honored at CSU’s 2017 Research Day.

Nunya Chotiwan, a PhD candidate in Dr. Rushika Perera’s laboratory, won third place for her oral presentation, “Rapid and specific detection of Asian-lineage Zika virus,” while Dr. Claudia Rückert won second place for her oral presentation, “Aedes aegypti may simultaneously transmit chikungunya, dengue, and Zika viruses.” Dr. Rückert works in the Ebel Laboratory. A total of 128 undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows presented their research findings to an audience of hundreds at CSU’s Lory Student Center.