Fonseca Lab

Exotic hard-tick detected in NJ!

22 November 2017 – We had to wait until an official joint press release was issued by the NJ Dept. of Agriculture and NJ Dept. of Health yesterday, but on November 9 Andrea, using the barcode mtDNA sequence, identified… 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

Global Health Institute

19 October 2017 – Dina attended a (almost) all day retreat to define the mission of the Rutgers Global Health Institute. She contributed to the inclusion of foci in vector-borne diseases and urban health as well as the importance… Read More

A trip to stop them all

October 11, 2017 – Rafael, Anne Nielsen and Dina met up with Sven-Erik Spichiger (PA Department of Agriculture) and visited sites in Pennsylvania infested with the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycormia denticulata. A beauty and a beast. SLF was first… Read More

How is climate change affecting New Jerseyans?

To learn about the implications climate change has on public health in New Jersey, watch this video created by the NJ Climate Adaption Alliance. Starting around minute 4 Dr. Dina Fonseca talks about how climate change affects mosquitoes. Visit… Read More

Dr. Dina Fonseca’s career in the Princeton Magazine

You can read more about Dr. Fonseca, her early career, fears and successes and her discussion of the potential effects of climate change-driven sea level rise on salt marsh mosquitoes in the October 2016 issue of Princeton Magazine…. Read More

Mosquito Prevention Tips

Listen to Philadelphia’s KYW News Radio 1060 to learn from Dina Fonseca on how to prevent the growth of mosquito life in your backyards.