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Kuliah Tamu Prof Laura C. Harrington

Posted by on December 4, 2015

Yth mhs FKH, PS Parasitologi dan Entomologi Kesehatan, dan seluruh PS S2 dan S3 di FKH

Hari ini, Jumat 4 Desember 2015 kami kedatangan tamu dari Cornell University, yaitu Prof Dr Laura C Harrington, jam 13 sd 15.00 di R Seminar Divisi Parasitologi & Entomologi Kesehatan FKH IPB nanti akan memberikan seminar dengan tema Veterinary Entomology and its role in Animal Disease transmission. Bagi yang ada kesempatan waktu silakan datang. Kapasitas terbatas.

Professor Harrington’s research focuses broadly on the biology, ecology and behavior of disease vectors, global health and epidemiology. She has published on the ecology of the dengue vector mosquito as well as other emerging vectors and disease systems such as West Nile virus. Her recent work focuses on the impact of climate change and globalization on emerging pathogens such as dengue and chikungunya viruses, as well as the role of male seminal fluid proteins as targets for mosquito population control.

Although Harrington has no formal extension appointment, she regularly provides information to media and the public about mosquitoes and vector borne diseases. In addition, Harrington identifies insects for hospitals and the general public and provide informal guidance to international collaborators and students. She is an annual participant in the Entomology Open House (Insectapalooza).

Dr. Harrington offers courses in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (ENTOM 352), a non-majors course, Plagues and People (BIO/ENTOM 210) and she teaches the malaria module of Introduction to Global Health (NS 206). Dr. Harrington has offered seminars with international service in learning formats including ENTOM 410 Malaria Interventions in Ghana, and ENTOM 411 Health Care in Honduras. She advises and mentors undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of entomology, ecology and evolutionary biology, biomathematics, general biology, animal science, and biology and society.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (2012) Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America
  • Provosts Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Cornell University 2010 (2010) Cornell Universit
  • Journal Publications:
  • Helinski, M. E., & Harrington, L. C. (2012). The role of male harassment on female fitness for the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 66:1131-1140.
  • Ruiz-Moreno, D., Vargas, I. S., Olson, K. E., & Harrington, L. C. (2012). Modeling Dynamic Introduction of Chikungunya Virus in the United States. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6:e1918.
  • Brown, H. E., Harrington, L. C., Kaufman, P. E., McKay, T., Bowman, D. D., Nelson, C. T., Wang, D., & Lund., R. (2012). Key Factors Influencing Canine Heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis in the United States. Parasites and Vectors. 5:245.
  • Helinski, M. E., Valerio, L., Facchinelli, L., Scott, T. W., Ramsey, J., & Harrington, L. C. (2012). Evidence of polyandry for Aedes aegypti in semi-field enclosures. Journal of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 86:635-641.
  • Harrington, L. C., & Cator, L. (2011). Harmonic convergence of fathers and the mating success of sons in the yellow fever mosquito. Animal Behaviour. 82:627-633.
  • Cator, L. J., Arthur, B. J., Harrington, L. C., & Hoy, R. R. (2009). Harmonic convergence in the love songs of the dengue vector mosquito. Science. 323:1077-1079.
  • cator, l. j., Arthur, B. J., Harrington, L. C., & Hoy, R. R. (2009). Harmonic convergence in the love songs of the dengue vector mosquito. Science. 323:1077-1079.
  • Book Chapters:
  • Harrington, L. C., Helinski, M., & , (2013). Considerations for male fitness in successful genetic vector control programs.Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases (Vol. 3): Ecology of vector-parasite interactions¬†. Takken and Koenraadt (ed.), Wageningen Academic Publishers, Waginingen, Netherlands
  • Presentations and Activities:
  • Vector behavior essential for genetic control. February 2013. Gordon Conference. Galveston, TX.
  • Mosquito-borne Threats in a Changing World. January 2013. University of Maryland Center for Health Homeland Security (CHHS) . Maryland.
  • Movement of Aedes mosquito vectors: considerations and research goals. September 2012. Fogerty Center. California.

Vector Competence of US strains of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus, for Chikungunya Epidemic Virus (CHIKV 226OYP). 2011. ASTMH. Philadelphia, PA

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