Epidemiology is local. Generalization is futile 🙂
We are examining the genomics of Culex mosquitoes (that transmit bird malaria) and have been moved across the world by us, humans, creating mixes among populations of the same species, among forms varying in behavior and physiology and among related species, sometimes creating new species and in all cases creating a mess. We are calling this the “Culex maze”. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Matthew Aardema, an assistant professor at Montclair State University.