Dr. Catherine Hill's lab recently returned from the 2009 American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting (ASTMH) in Washington, DC. The conference attracted in excess of 4,000 multi-disciplinary scientists and was well-represented by researchers with NIH-funded programs. Dr. Hill organized and co-chaired a symposium that highlighted outcomes from the Ixodes scapularis genome sequencing project.
PhD students Gloria Giraldo-Calderon and Diego Echeveri each presented research posters and PhD candidate Janice Pagel VanZee and postdoctoral scientist Jason Meyer contributed oral presentations. Dr. Meyer was awarded "Honorable Mention" in the ASTMH "Young Investigator Award" competition for his cytogenetic research in I. scapularis.