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Targeting the Tsetse Fly

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He targets the tsetse fly. Tsetse flies, large biting flies that inhabit much of Africa, feed on the blood of humans and other vertebrates and transmit such parasitic diseases as African trypanosomiasis. In humans, this disease is better known as sleeping sickness. In 2009, after continued...

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Consider the Tsetse Fly: That's the Subject of a UC Davis Seminar on March 14

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab

Consider the tsetse fly. The tsetse fly (Glossina genus), found in sub-Saharan Africa, transmits  Trypanosomiasis, a parasitic disease that we commonly refer to as "sleeping sickness." Sleeping sickness occurs in 36 sub-Saharan Africa countries, but due to sustained control efforts, the...

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab
This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab "uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology to study the interactions between African trypanosomes and tsetse flies." (Image by Geoffrey Attardo)

This amazing photo of a tsetse fly (Glossina genus) is the work of UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. His lab "uses a combination of biochemistry, molecular genetics and cell biology to study the interactions between African trypanosomes and tsetse flies." (Image by Geoffrey Attardo)

 
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