Novel Ideas in Sand Fly Research: Classification and Systematics, Epidemiology, and Molecular Interactions

Sunday, December 13, 2009: 1:00 PM-4:25 PM
Room 210, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao
Phillip G. Lawyer
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:50 PM
Sand fly biology and control
Edgar Rowton, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
2:30 PM
2:40 PM
Further insights into the Leishmania sexual cycle in the sand fly vector
Phillip G. Lawyer, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases
3:00 PM
The unholy trinity: sand fly, Leishmania, host
Mary Anne McDowell, University of Notre Dame
3:20 PM
Dynamics of the host response to sand fly bite: implications for sand fly transmitted Leishmania infection
Nathan C. Peters, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
3:40 PM
Pursuing vector-based transmission-blocking vaccines
Ryan Jochim, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
4:00 PM
Silencing midgut targets in sand flies: effects on physiology and Leishmania development
Marcelo Ramalho-Ortigao, Kansas State University; Iliano Coutinho-Abreu, Kansas State University
4:20 PM
Concluding Remarks
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