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  • rushika perera
    Have you heard the buzz? Rushika Perera was named a Boettcher Investigator and received funding to support her research in mosquito-borne viruses. She studies biochemical changes in the mosquito midgut that allow virus replication.
  • mip undergraduate research
    A new undergraduate program serves as a matchmaker for microbiology students seeking research opportunities. Students who want to get hands-on in the lab now have an easier time finding a good scientific fit. ​
  • zika, brian foy, aidl, virus
    The spread of Zika virus has become an international public health emergency as transmission explodes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Researchers in our Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory offer seven key insights on the virus.​​
  • rushika perera
    Her colleagues know Rushika Perera for mosquito research aimed at halting viruses inside their vectors. She’s also a competitive ballroom dancer – proving that winning, whether in the lab or on the dance floor, takes some fancy footwork.

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