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Notable Neuroscientist General Lecture
Start Date: 5/1/2014Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 5/1/2014End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
John Hildebrand, PhD, from the University of Arizona, will be visiting the Center for Neuroscience and Department of Biology on Thursday, May 1, as part of the Notable Neuroscientist Seminar Series.

"The Most Dangerous Animals in the World: Arthropod Vectors of Disease"
5/1/14 at 4:30 PM
1909 Health Sciences Center (near Cavanaugh's coffee shop, under the HSC Library)

About this lecture: Mosquitoes and other blood-sucking arthropods transmit hundreds of types of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and roundworms between vertebrate hosts. These vectors of diseases – including malaria, yellow fever, dengue, plague, filariasis, typhus, trypanosomiasis, and leishmaniasis – have collectively been responsible for more human disease and death in the last four centuries than all other causes combined. Soon after the discovery that arthropod vectors transmit such devastating diseases, programs were developed for the prevention and control of the diseases based on controlling the vectors largely through the use of pesticides. The benefits of those programs were short-lived, however, and vector-borne diseases that were thought to have been controlled began to reemerge in the 1970s. With global climate change, areas such as the USA that have been relatively free of vector-borne diseases are increasingly vulnerable. Contemporary understanding of the neurobiology and behavior of vector arthropods offers hope for new strategies to reduce transmission of disease to humans.

Dr. Hildebrand is Regents Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was recently elected as its Foreign Secretary. His offices and awards make him among the most distinguished neuroscientists in the world.

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Health Sciences - Biomedical Science Research Facility  (View Map)
1 Medical Center Dr
Morgantown, WV 26506
Contact Information:
Name: Erica Stewart
Phone: 293-6289
Dr. Hildebrand
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