Distinguished Faculty Member Recognized During World Mosquito Day

October 5, 2016

James_Anthony1-EditDistinguished Professor Anthony A. James (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) was recognized by The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on this year’s World Mosquito Day.  World Mosquito Day was first established August 20th, 1897, to recognize the discovery that mosquitoes were involved in malaria transmission.

For this year’s mosquito day, the NAS recognized the breakthrough creation of a malaria-resistant mosquito by Professor James, utilizing the breakthrough CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology.  Professor James’ mosquito represents the birth of a new age in the fight against malaria and has the potential to help millions worldwide threated by the disease.