TWiV 699: Arboviruses at ASTMH

December 27, 2020

From the 2020 online meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vincent speaks with Jonathan Auguste, Carol Blair, Desiree LaBeaud, Louis Lambrechts, and Mauricio Nogueira about their careers and their research on arthropod-borne viruses.

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Jonathan Auguste, Carol Blair, Desiree LaBeaud, Louis Lambrechts, and Mauricio Nogueira

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One comment on “TWiV 699: Arboviruses at ASTMH

  1. Janet Dec 30, 2020

    This ASTMH episode was such a breath of fresh air!
    And birds in the background of -I think-Mauricio’s feed, very atmospheric and cheerful
    I can now see the point of the TwiV weather updates with Desiree’s work on climate interactions with virus habits. Nice data by-blow:-)

    What Vincent commented on the difference between arthropod defence and vertebrate/human immunity was eye-opening; is this maybe a facet of the complexity of soft tissues (horribly unspecific I know, but then presumably so is interferon!) plus-in the case of humans- covering pretty much all environmental niches and climate zones? Is there a tie-in with thermoregulation? What about the parasite defence, is that more similar- or don’t arthropods host parasites? Intriguing episode ­čÖé
    At least metaphorically, the virus/arthropod detente would appear to be something to aspire to- an example of win/win!
    Picky guests problem: Shouldn’t there be an (haughtiness optional) in-house sheep at the mosquito hotel?!!