Wolbachia and Cytoplasmic Incompatibility By Katie Miller

Wolbachia are a common bacterial parasite of the phylum Arthropoda (which includes classes like Insecta, Arachnida, and the subphylum Crustacea– shellfish). 

Holobionts and the Hologenome Theory By Sarah Walters

The term superorganism was coined in 1928 by the American ant expert William Morton Wheeler to describe a colony of eusocial insects such as ants and bees. The prefix “super” indicates a higher level of organization among multiple individuals of the same species where individual members perform specific duties – analogous to the different tissues of an organism.

Sarah Walters, PhD Publishes Paper in Applied & Environmental Microbiology By Katie Miller

Salmonella enterica is one of the most important bacterial enteric pathogens worldwide. However, little is known about its distribution and diversity in the environment.

Milk Safety By Abigail Duffy

Food safety and agriculture are issues that can limit the quality of life in the developing world. In Kenya, where much of the milk is not pasteurized and refrigeration is not common in rural areas, the spoilage of milk presents a problem for dairy farmers. 

Example of Angular Coefficient Method for Vacuum System Design By Kevin Nichols

A getter, when placed inside the PVSD, acts as a chemical pump that reduces the vacuum space pressure, thereby improving its insulative ability.

Vector Encounter at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health By Katie Miller

Recently, Sarah Walters, PhD traveled to Baltimore and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to attend an intimate meeting with other scientists in vector and malaria research.

EMOD Publishes Paper in Malaria Journal By Katie Miller

Edward Wenger and Philip Eckhoff’s recent publication in the Malaria Journal,  A Mathematical Model of the Impact of Present and Future Malaria Vaccines, studies the impact of potential malaria vaccines within the framework of the EMOD malaria model. 

Optics in the Life Sciences Conference By Katie Miller

Ben Wilson, our Optical Tuberculosis Diagnosis Project Lead, recently presented at the Optics in the Life Sciences conference on the Big Island of Hawaii.  

Water, Water Everywhere, but Not Hot Enough to Sink By Kevin Nichols

Water has lots of odd properties. Normally, we think of fluids as being less dense when they get warmer. Hot air balloon rides, for example, would be much less exciting if warmer things tended to sink. However, one of the weirder properties of water is that unlike most liquids, its density doesn’t always decrease with temperature.

EMOD’s Basil Bayati Publishes Paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics By Katie Miller

Basil Bayati, a member of our Epidemiological Modeling team,  recently published a paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics.  The paper — Fractional diffusion-reaction stochastic simulations — details our work with stochastic simulations of reaction-diffusion processes for modeling physical phenomena.