PI Meuti attends CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing workshop

PI Meuti attended a workshop sponsored by the Insect Genetic Technologies Research Coordination Network in Rockville, Maryland from July 22-27th. While there she learned how to use transposons and CRISPR/Cas9 to create transgenic insects and received hands-on training in preparing and injecting freshly laid insect embryos. She looks forward to applying all of the knowledge and skills that she learned here so that she can conduct functional assays to determine the role of the circadian clock in seasonal responses in mosquitoes and how accessory gland proteins in male mosquitoes might influence female blood feeding behavior, fecundity and survival.