Sure, mosquitos pester us all summer long; but, have you ever considered that there might be an organism out there pestering the mosquitos?
Discover the fascinating world of mosquitos and microbes in North Georgia as Evan Lampert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Georgia, and his students explain how their research on Wolbachia, a bacterium that infects mosquitoes and other insects, has the potential to minimize the use of pesticides and reduce the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
This guest lecture is part of the Bugs, Brains, and the Big Bang for Busy Adults series.
About Evan Lampert
Evan Lampert was born in North Carolina and is the son of an entomologist. He earned a B.S. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Entomology from North Dakota State University. He pursued postdoctoral research in insect ecology at the University of Colorado before taking up a teaching position at the University of North Georgia. His courses cover environmental science, ecology, and biodiversity.
Dr. Lampert traveled over much of the U.S. for research and insect collecting, and has mentored over 40 undergraduate student researchers. Dr. Lampert also enjoys teaching children and adults about insect diversity and ways that insects benefit humans.