Congratulations to Project 1 researchers Jasmine Ayers, Dr. Heather Coatsworth, and Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan for their recent publication in Communications Biology! The publication, “Clustered rapid induction of apoptosis limits ZIKV and DENV-2 proliferation in the midguts of Aedes aegypti,” elucidates the role of apoptosis as a rapid vector mosquito immune response. Understanding how mosquitoes respond to infection with viruses such as dengue and Zika can facilitate public health interventions such as predicting local transmission of these viruses as well as aid in the development of virus-resistant mosquito strains. Read the full study here!