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Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory

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FMEL - Highlights


Congratulation to our graduate student Bethany McGregor!!  Winner of "Award of Excellence for Graduate Research" and "Outstanding PhD Student Award"!


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Congratulations to FMEL graduate student Xiaodi Wang for her second place award in the graduate student poster completion for Medical Urban and Veterinary Entomology at the Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2019.

Miss Xiaodi in front of her 2nd place ESA MUVE research poster board


2nd Conference in Brazil


FMEL participated in the local Indian River STEAM fest 2019.  Graduate students Xiaodi, Rebecca, Diana, Richard, Abdul, Bethany, Shawna, Kristen, and Tse-Yu shared information about mosquito life cycle, mosquito borne diseases, and information on larval habitat to all the attendees.  The mission of Indian River STEAM fest is to inspire Indian River County's diverse youth to see themselves as scientists, artists, creators, and inventors.

IFAS-FMEL exhibit photo 1 at STEAM 2019IFAS-FMEL exhibit photo 2 at STEAM 2019
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IFAS-FMEL exhibit photo 7 at STEAM 2019  


Congratulations to graduate student Casey Parker for her AMCA Hollandsworth Prize win.  Well done!

Casey Parker receives Hollandsworth award


UF/IFAS CALS Student and Faculty Lead Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in Honduras, Leading to Future Research Collaborations. By Dana Edwards

UF IFAS Blog Workshop in Honduras


Congratulations to Dr. Jon Day for receiving the American Mosquito Control Associations’ Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is the AMCA's highest award and given in recognition of exceptional contributions to mosquito control over the course of the recipient's career.

Well done!


FMEL staff teaching at the International Course on Ecological Determinants of Vector Borne Disease Dynamics in Brazil.

Left to Right - Derrick Mathias, Jorge Rey, Phil Lounibos, Tanise Stenn, Barry Alto


Congratulations to Dr. Derrick Mathias who has been selected as a 2018 Global Fellow Award from the Office for Global Research Engagement, University of Florida International Center.


Several fmel faculty members and staff will be travelling to Brazil this month to participate in the I International Course on Ecological Determinants of Vector-Borne Disease Dynamics. 

Barry Alto, Derrick Mathias, Phil Lounibos, Jorge Rey, and Tanise Stenn will be offering lectures as well as field and laboratory exercises during the course.