Zhilei’s paper on the development of pan-neuronal genetic drivers in Aedes aegypti now up on bioRxiv. 5 attempted strategies, months of cloning, 7500+ embryo injections, 4 years… Kudos to Zhilei for his perseverance in this effort and to David Tian for his expert help throughout.
Noah’s paper on ecological and genomic drivers of human-biting in Aedes aegypti is now in press in Current Biology and got a lot of fun media attention. Read about it in the NYTimes or listen to Noah and Lindy on BBC World Service Science in Action (starting min 9:40) and NPR’s Science Friday!
We, the members of the McBride Lab, are outraged by the continual discrimination, harassment, and violence against Black and Brown people, including the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. We stand with our colleagues and millions of people around the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. […]
Noah’s preprint on the ecological and genomic drivers of mosquito preference for humans within Africa was just written up in Science. Check it out here! (Unfortunately, the article does not highlight the important role played by various collaborators, including several groups that helped brainstorm and coordinate field work as well as Verily Life Sciences that […]
First weekly lab check-in to maintain contact and mental health during self-isolation imposed by covid-19
Noah’s paper on the ecological and genomic drivers of human-biting in mosquitoes is now live on bioRxiv. The lab’s first preprint!
Zhilei’s review on the Evolution of Olfactory Circuits in Insects is now available online #OPEN ACCESS
Gorgeous day for the lab’s first annual winter hike in the New Jersey Pine Barrens!
Congratulations to Elisha Adaui for passing his general exam! Elisha will be using scRNAseq to examine patterns of chemoreceptor expression in mosquito antennae.
Sad to say goodbye to Alexis and David here at our going-away picnic. They are off to grad school! But also happy to welcome Summer Kotb, Jaskiran Kaur, Alex Colón, and Jess Breda (and Azwad Iqbal and Eliza Ewing who couldn’t make it).