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The Art of Science Communication

"Your work no longer speaks for itself. The world speaks for and of your work," warns Sree Sreenivasan. It is sobering news for any...

Scientists Adjusting to Quarantine Life

There have been significant changes in scientific research in Missouri in the last few weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way...

Coronavirus for Normals

With Spring Break approaching, I want to address the question on everyone’s mind. Yes, you are safe to crack open another Corona beer....

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize

If I would have known I was helping to make history, maybe it would have been easier. If I had known how this work would be recognized,...

Evaluating EVALI

You might call it vaping, or hitting the Juul; now the CDC calls it dangerous. This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Capstone Project Day 36

📷 📷 Today we had our first casualty. Allison took a big tumble near the bottom of the Quilatoa trail. We left early in the morning to...

Capstone Project Day 28

📷Today we explored old Quito. First, we visited Basilica del Voto Nacional. Allison and I ventured to the top of one of the church’s...

Capstone Project Day 26

📷 📷 More lab work and a big birthday celebration. We got our first results today. My mosquitoes numbered 801 and 802 were...

Capstone Project Day 17

📷 This is our last night of trapping. It could not have gone better. Yamile showed up again with all of her friends. Juan Jo and I got...

Capstone Project Day 11

It's day two of collection and It’s probably a good time to talk about the trap. The Host Decoy trap is designed to attract mosquitoes by...

Capstone Project Day 7

Setting up the traps and securing the pig was harder than expected. We picked up the pig from the pigpen over the water and loaded it...

Capstone Project Day 5

📷 📷 We made great progress in our study today. Juan Jo is an absolute genius at talking to people and earning their trust. We found...

Capstone Project Day 4

Today we presented our project to the Chamanga community. A group of about a dozen residents showed up to the meeting and listened to...

Capstone Project Day 1

Today was the first day in Ecuador. Breakfast was some unusual but delicious fruit and toast with coffee. Dr. Fabian Saenz picked us up...