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Stephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University and researcher specializing in mosquito-virus-vertebrate interactions, walks us through the Zika virus transmission process that takes place between human and mosquito.

Current news

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases receives $200,000 grant to investigate novel tick-transmitted livestock disease
Kansas State University's Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases is using a grant from the state's National Bio and Agro-defense Facility Transition Fund and matching gift from medical and veterinary technology company Abaxis to study heartwater, a deadly tick-transmitted pathogen in livestock.


Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Northrop Grumman CEO to deliver Landon Lecture
Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, will deliver a Landon Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kansas State University researchers invent batteries for potential use in electric cars
Kansas State University'sJun Li, professor of chemistry; Steven Klankowski, May 2015 chemistry doctoral graduate; and Ronald A. Rojeski, Catalyst Power Technologies Inc., received a patent for their lithium-ion battery anode.






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Stephen Higgs

Stephen Higgs

Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute is helping the fight against Zika virus through mosquito research

Stephen Higgs, director of the Biosecurity Research Institute, can discuss the research and how it can lead to better methods for controlling the mosquitoes that spread Zika virus. 

Higgs can be reached at 785-532-1333 or shiggs@k-state.edu.

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