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Luiz Felipe Lima da Silveira, PhD

Luiz Felipe Lima da Silveira, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Luiz Silveira, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biology. Before joining WCU in 2019, Luiz earned a BS in Biology (Zoology) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil (2010), a MS in Zoology at the Brazilian National Museum/UFRJ (2013) and a PhD in Ecology at the UFRJ (2018). He worked as a post-doc at the University of Georgia in 2018/19.

 

Research Interests:

How many beetle species exist? What do they do for a living? How to tell them apart? How do they relate to one another? Where do they live? How did they get about, and where are they going upon current environmental changes? These are the main question driving Dr. Silveira’s research. Special emphasis is placed on fireflies (Lampyridae) and their kin.

I teach courses related to Biodiversity, including Principles of Biology, Systematics, Invertebrates, Arthropods, and Evolution. I like to combine field and lab work with research-based exams, to offer a well-rounded formation to students. My classes always welcome the curious minds of engaged students.

  • COLARES, CAROLINA ; ROZA, ANDRÉ S. ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ R.M. ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ F.L. ; KHATTAR, GABRIEL ; MAYHEW, PETER J. ; MONTEIRO, RICARDO F. ; NUNES, MARIA FERNANDA S.Q.C. ; MACEDO, MARGARETE V. . Elevational specialization and the monitoring of the effects of climate change in insects: Beetles in a Brazilian rainforest mountain. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS , v. 120, p. 106888, 2021.

 

  • FERREIRA, VINICIUS S. ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA . A new suspected paedomorphic genus of net-winged beetles from the Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera, Elateroidea, Lycidae). PAPÉIS AVULSOS DE ZOOLOGIA (ONLINE) , v. 60, p. 1-6, 2020.

 

  • VAZ, STEPHANIE ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M ; PAIVA, PAULO C ; DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE L . Systematic review and phylogeny of the firefly genus Dilychnia (Lampyridae: Lampyrinae), with notes on geographical range. ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY , v. XX, p. 1-45, 2020.

 

  • SILVEIRA, LUIZ F L ; KHATTAR, GABRIEL ; VAZ, STEPHANIE ; WILSON, VINICIUS A. ; SOUTO, PAULA M. ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ R. M. ; STANGER-HALL, KATHRIN F. ; MACEDO, MARGARETE V. ; MONTEIRO, RICARDO F. . Natural history of the fireflies of the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range (Brazil: Rio de Janeiro) – one of the -hottest firefly spots on Earth, with a key to genera (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY , v. 54, p. 275-308, 2020.

 

  • NUNES, V.C.S. ; SOUTO, P.M. ; MINELLI, A. ; STANGER-HALL, K.F. ; SILVEIRA, L.F.L. . Antennomere numbers in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae): unique patterns and tentative explanations. ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER , v. 286, p. 1-10, 2020.

 

  • VAZ, STEPHANIE ; DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA ; ROSA, SIMONE POLICENA . Morphology and life cycle of a new species of Psilocladus Blanchard, 1846 (Coleoptera, Lampyridae, Psilocladinae), the first known bromeliad-inhabiting firefly. PAPÉIS AVULSOS DE ZOOLOGIA (ONLINE) , v. 60, p. 1-15, 2020.

 

  • CAMPELLO-GONÇALVES, LUCAS ; SOUTO, PAULA M. ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ R.M. ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ F.L. . Uanauna gen. nov., a new genus of fireflies endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic forest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), with key to brazilian genera of Lucidotina. ZOOTAXA (ONLINE) , v. 4585, p. 59, 2019.

 

  • NUNES, V.C.S. ; SOUTO, P.M. ; MONTEIRO, R.F. ; SILVEIRA, L.F.L. . A second species of Araucariocladus Silveira & Mermudes, with notes on the variation in antennomere numbers in this genus (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ZOOTAXA (ONLINE) , v. 4571, p. 562, 2019.

 

  • SOUTO, PAULA MALAQUIAS ; CAMPELLO, LUCAS ; KHATTAR, GABRIEL ; MIRAS MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO ; MONTEIRO, RICARDO FERREIRA ; LIMA DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE . How to design a predatory firefly? Lessons from the Photurinae (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER , v. 278, p. 1-13, 2019.

 

  • MARTIN, GAVIN J ; STANGER-HALL, KATHRIN F ; BRANHAM, MARC A ; DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ F L ; LOWER, SARAH E ; HALL, DAVID W ; LI, XUE-YAN ; LEMMON, ALAN R ; MORIARTY LEMMON, EMILY ; BYBEE, SETH M . Higher-Level Phylogeny and Reclassification of Lampyridae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea). Insect Systematics and Diversity , v. 3, p. 1-15, 2019.

 

  • SILVEIRA, LUIZ F. L. ; ROSA, SIMONE POLICENA ; N. C, STEPHANIE VAZ ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ R. M. . Systematic Review of the Firefly Genus Lucernuta Laporte, 1833 (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ANNALES ZOOLOGICI , v. 69, p. 293-314, 2019.

 

  • SILVEIRA, L. F. L. ; Souto, G. ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . Four new species of Luciuranus fireflies from the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ZOOTAXA , v. 4413, p. 173-186, 2018.

 

  • CAMPOS, STEPHANIE VAZ N. ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . Systematic Review of the Giant Firefly Cratomorphus cossyphinus : Sexual Dimorphism, Immature Stages and Geographic Range (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ANNALES ZOOLOGICI , v. 68, p. 57-84, 2018.

 

  • SILVA ROZA, ANDRÉ ; MIRAS MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA . New species and rediagnosis of Akamboja</i> , and a new record for A. minimum</i> (Coleoptera: Phengodidae, Mastinocerinae). JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY , v. 52, p. 2935-2947, 2018.

 

  • SILVEIRA, L. F. L. ; MERMUDES, J. R. M. . A new tropical montane firefly genus and species, active during winter and endemic to the southeastern Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ZOOTAXA (ONLINE) , v. 4221, p. 205, 2017.

 

  • MACEDO, MARGARETE V. ; MONTEIRO, RICARDO F. ; FLINTE, VIVIAN ; ALMEIDA-NETO, MARIO ; KHATTAR, GABRIEL ; DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ F. L. ; ARAÚJO, CRISTINA DE O. ; ARAÚJO, RODRIGO DE O. ; COLARES, CAROLINA ; GOMES, CARLOS V. S. ; MENDES, CLARICE B. ; SANTOS, EDUARDO F. ; MAYHEW, PETER J. . Insect elevational specialization in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Insect Conservation and Diversity , v. 2017, p. 1-15, 2017.

 

  • ROZA, ANDRÉ SILVA ; QUINTINO, HINGRID YARA SOUZA ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO MIRAS ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA . Akamboja gen. nov., a new genus of railroad-worm beetle endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest, with five new species (Coleoptera: Phengodidae, Mastinocerinae). ZOOTAXA (ONLINE) , v. 4306, p. 501, 2017.

 

  • SILVEIRA, L. F. L. ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. ; Bocakova, Milada . Systematic review of the firefly genus Scissicauda (Coleoptera, Lampyridae, Amydetinae) from Brazil. ZOOKEYS (ONLINE) , v. 558, p. 55-75, 2016.

 

  • SILVEIRA, L. F. L. ; KHATTAR, G. ; Souto, G. ; Takiya, D. ; MERMUDES, J. R. M. ; MONTEIRO, R. F. . Integrative taxonomy of new firefly taxa from the Atlantic Rainforest. Systematics and Biodiversity (Print) , p. 1-14, 2016.

 

  • MACEDO, MARGARETE VALVERDE ; FLINTE, VIVIAN ; ARAUJO, CRISTINA DE OLIVEIRA ; SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA ; BOUZAN, ANGELA MACHADO ; DUFRAYER, RAÍSSA ; VIANA, JÉSSICA HERZOG ; ARAUJO, RODRIGO DE OLIVEIRA ; HENTZ, ETHEL ; MONTEIRO, RICARDO FERREIRA . ELEVATIONAL RANGES AND LOCAL EXTINCTION RISK OF BEETLES OCCURRING IN THE -CAMPOS DE ALTITUDE- IN SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL. OECOLOGIA AUSTRALIS , v. 20, p. 121-132, 2016.

 

  • SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA DA ; Bocakova, Milada ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . Taxonomy of the Brazilian firefly Cladodes illigeri (Coleoptera, Lampyridae): morphology and new records. Iheringia. Série Zoologia (Online) , v. 105, p. 359-366, 2015.

 

  • DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . <p>Systematic review of the firefly genus Amydetes</em> Illiger, 1807 </strong><br />(Coleoptera: Lampyridae), with description of 13 new species</strong></p>. Zootaxa (Auckland. Print) , v. 3765, p. 201, 2014.

 

  • DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . <p>Ybytyramoan</em>, a new genus of fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae, Lampyrinae, Photinini) endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, with description </strong>of three new species</strong></p>. ZOOTAXA , v. 3835, p. 325, 2014.

 

  • DA SILVEIRA, LUIZ FELIPE LIMA ; MERMUDES, JOSÉ RICARDO M. . Memoan ciceroi</i> gen. et sp. nov., a remarkable new firefly genus and species from the Atlantic Rainforest (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). ZOOTAXA , v. 3640, p. 79, 2013

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    Sara Rivera

    Sara Rivera

    Curational Assistant
    I am studying the taxonomy of Neotropical fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) using morphological and molecular methods, with an emphasis on predatory species that eat other fireflies! Neotropical fireflies are a traditionally understudied group, so I am excited to contribute to our understanding of these magnificent beetles.
    Brian Byrd, PhD

    Brian Byrd, PhD

    Manager of Mosquito Collection

    Dr. Brian Byrd is a Professor in the Environmental Health Sciences program, College of Health and Human Sciences, Western Carolina University. He received a Bachelor’s degree (Biology) from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Master’s of Science in Public Health Parasitology, and his Doctorate (PhD) from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his studies at Tulane he was a pre‐doctoral fellow in a CDC funded training program in vector‐borne infectious diseases.

    Research Interests: 

    Include the ecology and epidemiology of domestic vector-borne infectious diseases, invasive mosquito and tick species, and the utility of molecular markers for discriminating closely related or cryptic mosquito species

     

    Medical Entomology

    Epidemiology

    First Year Seminar: Virus Hunters Learning Community

    Global Health

    Richards SL, Byrd BD, Breidenbaugh M, Vandock K. Survey of United States Mosquito Control Programs Reveals Opportunities to Improve the Operational Value of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Bottle Bioassays. J Med Entomol. 2022 Sep 14;59(5):1827-1830doi: 10.1093/jme/tjac076. PubMed PMID: 35751624.

    Brown JS, Byrd BD, Connelly R, Richards S. Operational Insights Into Mosquito Control Disaster Response in Coastal North Carolina: Experiences with the Federal Emergency Management Agence After Hurricane Florence. Journal of Environmental Health. 2022 September85(2):24-31.
    Seger KR, Day CA, Gaeddert L, Rao G, Kahler A, Ellis EM, Ellis BR, Byrd BD. A Cross-Sectional Household Survey in the US Virgin Islands (2019) Reveals Cisterns as Challenging Peridomestic Aedes aegypti Habitats. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2022 Jun 1;38(2):113-117doi: 10.2987/21-7022. PubMed PMID: 35588174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9351386.
    White AV, Berl E, Williams C, Doyle M, Smith DM, Byrd BD, Reiskind MH, Richards SL. Horse Owner Practices and Equine and Human Arboviral Encephalitis in North Carolina. Journal of Environmental Health. 2022 March84(7):20-26.
    Tamini TT, Byrd BD, Goggins JA, Sither CB, White L, Wasserberg G. Peridomestic conditions affect La Crosse virus entomological risk by modifying the habitat use patterns of its mosquito vectors. J Vector Ecol. 2021 Jun;46(1):34-47doi: 10.52707/1081-1710-46.1.34. PubMed PMID: 35229580.
    Day CA, O’Meara GF, Pesko KN, Nishimura N, Byrd BD. Diapause influenced oviposition behavior and physical egg hatch cues of Aedes atropalpus (Diptera: Culicidae): traits that may influence successful colonization of riverine rock pools. J Vector Ecol. 2020 Dec;45(2):197-203doi: 10.1111/jvec.12390. PubMed PMID: 33207063.
    Day CA, Lewandowski K, Vonesh JR, Byrd BD. Phenology of Rock Pool Mosquitoes in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Surveys Reveal Apparent Winter Hatching of Aedes japonicus and the Potential For Asymmetrical Stage-Specific Interactions. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2020 Dec 1;36(4):216-226doi: 10.2987/20-6964.1. PubMed PMID: 33647114.
    Reiskind MH, Styers DM, Hayes I, Richards SL, Doyle MS, Reed EM, Hollingsworth B, Byrd BD. Short-Term, Large-Area Survey of Container Aedes spp. (Diptera: Culicidae): Presence and Abundance is Associated with Fine-scale Landscape Factors in North Carolina, USA. Environ Health Insights. 2020;14:1178630220952806doi: 10.1177/1178630220952806. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 33013159; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7513404.
    Richards SL, Byrd BD, Reiskind MH, White AV. Assessing Insecticide Resistance in Adult Mosquitoes: Perspectives on Current Methods. Environ Health Insights. 2020;14:1178630220952790doi: 10.1177/1178630220952790. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32952401; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7477762.
    Byrd B, Richards SL, Runkle JD, Sugg MM. Vector-borne Diseases and Climate Change: North Carolina’s Policy Should Promote Regional Resilience. N C Med J. 2020 Sep-Oct;81(5):324-330doi: 10.18043/ncm.81.5.324. PubMed PMID: 32900896.
    Sroute L, Byrd BD, Huffman SW. Classification of Mosquitoes with Infrared Spectroscopy and Partial Least Squares-Discriminant Analysis. Appl Spectrosc. 2020 Aug;74(8):900-912doi: 10.1177/0003702820915729. PubMed PMID: 32762360.
    Schwarz M, Byrd BD, Marayati BF, Blum PW, Wells MB, Greene AD, Taylor M, Wasserberg G. Horizontal distribution affects the vertical distribution of native and invasive container-inhabiting Aedes mosquitoes within an urban landscape. J Vector Ecol. 2020 Jun;45(1):16-24doi: 10.1111/jvec.12369. PubMed PMID: 32492278.
    Day CA, Richards SL, Reiskind MH, Doyle MS, Byrd BD. Context-Dependent Accuracy of the BG-Counter Remote Mosquito Surveillance Device in North Carolina. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2020 Jun 1;36(2):74-80doi: 10.2987/19-6903.1. PubMed PMID: 33647123.
    Seger KR, Drummond A 2nd, Delgado D, Day CA, Sither CB, Soghigian J, Wiegmann BM, Reiskind MH, Ellis BR, Byrd BD. First Record of Mansonia dyari From Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2019 Sep;35(3):214-216doi: 10.2987/19-6859.1. PubMed PMID: 31647716.
    Byrd BD, Sither CB, Goggins JA, Kunze-Garcia S, Pesko KN, Bustamante DM, Sither JM, Vonesh JR, O’Meara GF. Aquatic thermal conditions predict the presence of native and invasive rock pool Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the southern Appalachians, U.S.A. J Vector Ecol. 2019 Jun;44(1):30-39doi: 10.1111/jvec.12326. PubMed PMID: 31124245.
    Richards SL, White AV, Byrd BD, Reiskind MH, Doyle MS. Evaluation of Insecticide Resistance in Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in North Carolina, 2017. J Med Entomol. 2019 Apr 16;56(3):761-773doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy216. PubMed PMID: 30561686.
    Reed EMX, Byrd BD, Richards SL, Eckardt M, Williams C, Reiskind MH. A Statewide Survey of Container Aedes Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in North Carolina, 2016: A Multiagency Surveillance Response to Zika Using Ovitraps. J Med Entomol. 2019 Feb 25;56(2):483-490doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy190. PubMed PMID: 30380070.
    Lozano-Fuentes S, Kenney JL, Varnado W, Byrd BD, Burkhalter KL, Savage HM. Susceptibility and Vectorial Capacity of American Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) to American Zika Virus Strains. J Med Entomol. 2019 Jan 8;56(1):233-240doi: 10.1093/jme/tjy114. PubMed PMID: 30102327; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6781865.
    Byrd BD, Williams CJ, Staples JE, Burkhalter KL, Savage HM, Doyle MS. Notes from the Field: Spatially Associated Coincident and Noncoincident Cases of La Crosse Encephalitis – North Carolina, 2002-2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Oct 5;67(39):1104-1105doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6739a8. PubMed PMID: 30286057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6171896.
    Richards SL, Balanay JAG, White AV, Hope J, Vandock K, Byrd BD, Reiskind MH. Insecticide Susceptibility Screening Against Culex and Aedes (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes From the United States. J Med Entomol. 2018 Feb 28;55(2):398-407doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx198. PubMed PMID: 29186579.
    Byrd BD, Richards SL. Pests and Vector Control. In: Knechtges PL, Kearney GD, Resnick BA, editors. Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide 1st ed. Washington, D.C.: American Public Health Association Press; 2018. Chapter 14. 740p.
    Richards SL, Balanay JAG, Byrd BD, Reiskind MH, Styers DM. Regional Survey of Mosquito Control Knowledge and Usage In North Carolina. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2017 Dec;33(4):331-339doi: 10.2987/17-6669.1. PubMed PMID: 29369034.
    Riles MT, Smith JP, Burkett-Cadena N, Connelly CR, Morse GW Jr, Byrd BD. First Record of Aedes japonicus In Florida. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2017 Dec;33(4):340-344doi: 10.2987/17-6696.1. PubMed PMID: 29369021.
    Kothera L, Byrd B, Savage HM. Duplex Real-Time PCR Assay Distinguishes Aedes aegypti From Ae. albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) Using DNA From Sonicated First-Instar Larvae. J Med Entomol. 2017 Nov 7;54(6):1567-1572doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx125. PubMed PMID: 28981691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6437760.
    Byrd BD. La Crosse Encephalitis: A Persistent Arboviral Threat in North Carolina. N C Med J. 2016 Sep-Oct;77(5):330-3doi: 10.18043/ncm.77.5.330. PubMed PMID: 27621342.
    Harrison BA, Byrd BD, Sither CB, Whitt PB. The Mosquitoes of the Mid-Atlantic Region Cullowhee, NC: Mosquito and Vector-borne Infectious Diseases Laboratory Publication 2016-1; 2016. 201p.
    Shroyer DA, Harrison BA, Bintz BJ, Wilson MR, Sither CB, Byrd BD. Aedes pertinax, a Newly Recognized Mosquito Species in the United States. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2015 Mar;31(1):97-100doi: 10.2987/14-6447R.1. PubMed PMID: 25843182.
    Sither CB, Harrison BA, Bintz B, Wilson MR, Kim J, Graham M, Caillouët KA, Hutchinson ML, Byrd BD. First Record of Aedes stimulans from Louisiana. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2014 Dec;30(4):305-8doi: 10.2987/14-6429R.1. PubMed PMID: 25843137.
    Wilson R, Harrison R, Riles M, Wasserberg G, Byrd BD. Molecular identification of Aedes triseriatus and Aedes hendersoni by a novel duplex polymerase chain reaction assay. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2014 Jun;30(2):79-82doi: 10.2987/14-6406.1. PubMed PMID: 25102589.
    Sither CB, Hopkins VE, Harrison BA, Bintz BJ, Hickman EY, Brown JS, Wilson MR, Byrd BD. Differentiation of Aedes atlanticus and Aedes tormentor by restriction fragment length polymorphisms of the second internal transcribed spacer. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2013 Dec;29(4):376-9doi: 10.2987/13-6335.1. PubMed PMID: 24551971.
    Turell MJ, Byrd BD, Harrison BA. Potential for populations of Aedes j. japonicus to transmit Rift Valley fever virus in the USA. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2013 Jun;29(2):133-7doi: 10.2987/12-6316r.1. PubMed PMID: 23923327.
    Byrd BD, Harrison BA, Zavortink TJ, Wesson DM. Sequence, secondary structure, and phylogenetic analyses of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) in members of the North American Signifera Group of Orthopodomyia (Diptera: Culicidae). J Med Entomol. 2012 Nov;49(6):1189-97doi: 10.1603/me10243. PubMed PMID: 23270146.
    Rider MA, Byrd BD, Keating J, Wesson DM, Caillouet KA. PCR detection of malaria parasites in desiccated Anopheles mosquitoes is uninhibited by storage time and temperature. Malar J. 2012 Jun 10;11:193doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-193. PubMed PMID: 22682161; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3405449.
    Byrd B, Gymburch E, O’Meara G, Wesson D. Molecular Identification of Aedes bahamensis (Diptera: Culicidae). Florida Entomologist. 2011 December94(4):1057-1059doi: 10.1653/024.094.0446.
    Byrd B, Wesson D, Harrison B. Regional Problems Identifying the Fourth Instar Larvae of Orthopodomyia signifera (Coquillett) and Orthopodomyia kummi Edwards (Diptera: Culicidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 2009 July111(3):752-754doi: 10.4289/0013-8797-111.3.752.
    Colborn JM, Byrd BD, Koita OA, Krogstad DJ. Estimation of copy number using SYBR Green: confounding by AT-rich DNA and by variation in amplicon length. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Dec;79(6):887-92PubMed PMID: 19052298.
    Kang S, Sim C, Byrd BD, Collins FH, Hong YS. Ex vivo promoter analysis of antiviral heat shock cognate 70B gene in Anopheles gambiae. Virol J. 2008 Nov 5;5:136doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-5-136. PubMed PMID: 18986525; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2614971.
    Palmisano CT, Taylor V, Caillouet K, Byrd B, Wesson DM. Impact of West Nile virus outbreak upon St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2005 Mar;21(1):33-8doi: 10.2987/8756-971X(2005)21[33:IOWNVO]2.0.CO;2. PubMed PMID: 15825759.
    Carlson JC, Byrd BD, Omlin FX. Field assessments in western Kenya link malaria vectors to environmentally disturbed habitats during the dry season. BMC Public Health. 2004 Aug 5;4:33doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-4-33. PubMed PMID: 15296512; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC512294.

    Gupton JT, Burham BS, Byrd BD, Krumpe KE, Stokes C, Shuford J, Winkle S, Webb T, Warren AE, Barnes CR, Henry J, Hall IH. The cytotoxicity and mode of action of 2,3,4-trisubstituted pyrroles and related derivatives in human Tmolt4 leukemia cells. Pharmazie. 1999 Sep;54(9):691-7PubMed PMID: 10522273.

    Ph D, Tulane University

    MSPH, Tulane University

    BA, University of North Carolina at Asheville

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