A BELATED CONGRATS TO OUR OWN ESTELLE MARTIN ON WINNING PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FLASH TALK PRESENTATION AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY’S POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN SEPTEMBER!!
Estelle’s talk was entitled “Surveillance of indoor and outdoor Aedes aegypti population during Zika Virus transmission in South Texas”. In her words… “Our team is interested in understanding mosquito populations in different socioeconomic communities in South Texas. We want to understand the factors that influence variation in mosquito abundance and also propose a vector control intervention to reduce mosquito density and thus the risk of disease emergence.”
Estelle and her team’s data illustrate that variation in A. aegypti female abundance is correlated to temperature with lower abundance of outdoor mosquitos during the winter months and income level with more females found indoors in low income neighborhoods. Their next step is to better understand these climatic and social factors. Next time you see Estelle wish her a belated congratulations!
To read more about the symposium visit: http://today.tamu.edu/2017/10/02/research-symposium-honors-six-postdoctoral-scholars/