Entomology/WISELI to host lecture, reception for malaria expert – Oct. 1

On Friday, Oct. 1, the UW-Madison entomology department and the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) are hosting a lecture, luncheon and reception featuring Dr. Shirley Luckhart from the University of California-Davis’ Department of Medical and Microbiological Immunology.

Luckhart is an expert in mosquito-malaria parasite interactions, having published on the role of nitric oxide synthase in mediating anti-parasite reactions, the cross-talk between vertebrate cytokines in the blood meal and the mosquito system, and the role of insulin signaling in mosquito reproduction, aging and responses to parasites.

The CALS community is welcome to participate in the following events:

Seminar Presentation by Dr. Luckhart
Title: “Systems biology of complex regulatory signaling in malaria host-parasite interactions”
Time:  12:00 to 1:00pm
Location:  1630 Linden Drive, 150 Russell Laboratories

Graduate Student and Post Doctoral Staff Lunch and Professional Development Conversation with Dr. Luckhart sharing her experience developing a research program and science career path. All students and post doc staff, all departments welcome. To attend, must RSVP by Thurs. 9/30 to Qiang Fu:  (To allow accurate meal count estimate).
Time: 1:00 to 2:30pm
Location: 243 Russell Laboratories

4:00pm Reception Social for Dr. Luckhart
Please join us in the Entomology Department conference room for refreshments and socializing with Dr. Luckhart and campus colleagues. All Departments faculty, students, and staff welcome. (RSVP not required).
Time: 4:00 to 6:00pm
Location: 243 Russell Laboratories

For questions or further information, please contact colloquium coordinator: Johanne Brunet, or Eileen Cullen,

To meet with Dr. Luckhart, please contact host Susan Paskewitz,