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Hawai'ian Apapane bird with mosquito in eye

Vector-borne infectious diseases pose substantial threats to human health and the conservation of wildlife. Avian malaria in Hawai‘i provides an example of the devastation caused by the emergence and spread of such diseases within susceptible host populations.
Vestiaria coccinea show sitting on a plant in Hawaii

The Cornell Wildlife Health Center is excited to welcome the newest member of our team, Atkinson Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Katherine McClure, who will focus on optimizing landscape-level mosquito control efforts to save Hawai'i's highly imperiled native birds from the scourge of avian malaria.