Fonseca Lab

Investigating the Ecology of Male Aedes polynesiensis in Tetiaroa to Improve Population Eradication using Wolbachia

It’s true, paradise does exist. And it is Tetiaroa. Tetiaroa is an atoll in the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia located 33 mi from Tahiti. The atoll has only 6 square kilometres (2 sq mi) of total surface area divided… Read More

EPA registered Aedes males with a modified Wolbachia for release in DC and 20 US states (including NJ)

7 November 2017 – On Nov. 3, EPA registered a new mosquito biopesticide – ZAP Males®. ZAP Males® are live male mosquitoes that are infected with a strain of the Wolbachia bacterium (named ZAP) that is incompatible with existing Aedes albopictus  Wolbachia strains…. Read More

Pesticide Applicator Re-certification Training Course – Jobbins Conference Room

Thursday, 26 October 2017 – This course meets the credit needs of pesticide applicators before their pesticide applicator license expires in October. Master Scott Crans from NJ DEP, Drs. Brian Johnson, Diana Carle and Dina Fonseca from the lab,… Read More

Dr. Brian Johnson’s departmental seminar is this Friday – be there or (boooo…)

Brian will give the Entomology Departmental Seminar this Friday, October 13 in Thompson Hall, Room 206 (11am-12noon). The title is “Advances in Vector Control Science: Rear and Release Strategies Show Promise…But Don’t Forget the Basics.” Brian will provide… Read More

Hurricane Ritchie

Prof. Scott Ritchie visited Brian and the Fonseca Lab in mid August and left a “path of construction”! He spent a day in the salt marsh with Brian, Dina and Rick Lathrop (the PI of the NOAA funded… Read More