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NB & CNS Seminar - Lindy McBride | Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 12 pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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CNS/NB Seminar

March 5, 2024

12 pm

Reception – 11:30 am

Broad 100

Lindy McBride, Associate Professor

Evolutionary Genomics and Neuroscience

Princeton University

Faculty Host: Yuki Oka

Why and how Aedes aegypti mosquitoes evolved to seek humans

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have evolved to selectively target humans within the past five thousand years — demonstrating the remarkable ability of natural selection to reshape animal nervous systems. I will discuss our work trying to understand why and how this happened, from the ultimate ecological drivers to the proximate neural and genetic mechanisms.

For more information, please contact Tish Cheek by phone at 626-395-4952 or by email at