Human Health and Wellbeing Research


Increase our understanding of mosquito vectors relevant to West Nile virus transmission in Nevada.

Claudia Rückert
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Start Date: 7-01-2019

Culex Mosquitoe close up

This project characterizes the olfactory mechanisms that determine how the mosquito (Anopheles stephensi) specifically targets humans for blood feeding versus other animals.

Andrew Nuss
Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
Start Date: 7-01-2017

Anopheles stephensi mosquito

Fiber has not been pursued as a strategy for managing high levels of potassium in the blood, and it remains unclear whether the effects of fiber on potassium excretion in stool are due to reduced potassium absorption, increased potassium secretion, or a combination of these factors.

David St-Jules
Department of Nutrition
Start Date: 7-01-2020

suppimental fiber

Genome to phenome studies by generating first-ever transgenic ticks.

Monika Gulia-Nuss
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Start Date: 1-01-2018

removing tick from jar

The goal is to evaluate the interaction of microRNAs with the state of steady internal, physical, and chemical conditions maintained by humans.

Amilton de Mello
Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
Start Date: 7-01-2019

finishing diet at feedlot