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Distinguished Professor to receive entomology award

Anthony James, Distinguished Professor of microbiology & molecular genetics and molecular biology & biochemistry, will receive the Nan-Yao Su Award…

October 1, 2009

Anthony James, Distinguished Professor of microbiology & molecular genetics and molecular biology & biochemistry, will receive the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation & Creativity in Entomology from the Entomological Society of America. The first-time award is funded by a $250,000 endowment to honor entomologists who can identify problems and develop creative, alternative solutions that significantly affect entomology. James (pictured) studies vector-parasite interactions, mosquito molecular biology, and other aspects of insect developmental biology. His lab is working on genetics-based methods for blocking transmission of human pathogens by mosquitoes.