Byrd presents at national meeting, shares research completed with Bintz, Wilson and Harrison

Brian Byrd, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, recently presented an invited talk at the 2012 American Mosquito Control Association annual meeting in Austin, Texas. His talk was titled “La Crosse Encephalitis Risk in Western North Carolina” and was included as part of a symposium on risk assessment for vector-borne diseases.

Additionally, Byrd co-authored a poster titled “Morphological and Molecular Identification of Aedes atlanticus and Aedes tormentor” at the same meeting. Co-authors included Brittania Bintz, a research scientist with the WCU forensic science program; Mark Wilson, director of the forensic science program; Bruce Harrison, an affiliate professor with environmental health sciences, and alumni Charles Sither and Virginia Hopkins.

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