William C. Reeves New Investigator Award

Past Award Winners

Year Award Winner Title of Paper
1988 Vicki L. Kramer A comparison of mosquito population density, developmental rate and ovipositional preference in wild versus white rice fields in the Central Valley
1989 Truls Jensen Survivorship and gonotrophic cycle length in Aedes melanimon in the Sacramento Valley of California
1990 Gary N. Fritz Polytenes, isozymes and hybrids: deciphering genetic variability in Anopheles freeborni
1991 David R. Mercer Tannic acid concentration mediates Aedes sierrensis development and parasitism by Lambornella clarki
1992 Darold P. Batzer Recommendations for managing wetlands to concurrently achieve waterfowl habitat enhancement and mosquito control
1993 Jeffery W. Beehler The effect of organic enrichment and flooding duration on the oviposition behavior of Culex mosquitoes
1994 Merry-Holliday-Hanson Size-related cost of swarming in Anopheles freeborni
1995 Margaret C. Wirth Multiple mechanisms cause organophosphate resistance in Culex pipiens from Cyprus
1996 No award  
1997 John Gimnig Genetic and morphological characterization of the Aedes(Ochlerotatusdorsalis group
1998 Yvonne Ann Offill A Comparison of mosquito control by two larvivorous fishes, the stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) and the mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
1999 Parker D. Workman Adult spatial emergence patterns and larval behavior of the “Tule Mosquito,” Culex erythrothorax
2000 Jason L. Rasgon Geographic distribution of Wolbachia in California Culex pipiens complex: infection frequencies in natural populations
2001 Christopher Barker Geospatial and statistical modeling of mosquito distribution in an emerging focus of La Crosse virus
2002 No award  
2003 Laura Goddard Extrinsic incubation period of West Nile virus in four California Culex (Diptera: Culicidae) species
2004 No award  
2005 Troy Waite Improved methods for identifying elevated enzyme activities in pyrethroid-resistanct mosquitoes
2006 Lisa J. Reimer Distribution of resistance genes in mosquitoes: a case study of Anopheles gambiae on Bioko Island
2007 Carrie Nielson Impact of climate variation and adult mosquito control on the West Nile virus epidemic in Davis, California during 2006
2008 John Marshall The impact of dissociation on transposon-mediated disease control strategies
2009 Win Surachetpong MAPK signaling regulation of mosquito innate immunity and the potential for malaria parasite transmission control
2010 Tara C. Thiemann Evaluating trap bias in bloodmeal identification studies
2011 Sarah S. Wheeler Host antibodies protect mosquito vectors from West Nile virus infection
2012 Brittany Nelms Overwintering biology of Culex mosquitoes in the Sacramento Valley, California
2013 Kimberly Nelson The effect of red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invictaBuren) control on neighborhoods in Orange County, California
2014 Thomas M. Gilbreath, III Land Use Change and the Microbial Ecology of Anopheles gambiae
2015 Jessica M. Healy Comparison of the efficiency and cost of West Nile virus surveillance methods in California
2016 Mary E. Danforth Ph.D – 1st Place  
2016 Carrie De Jesus – 2nd Place  
2017 Nicholas Ledesma  
2018 Kim Hung  
2022 Mark Dery Effect of Bed Bug (Hemiptera Cimicidae) aldehydes efficacy of fungal biopesticides
2024 Mario Novelo Canto Dengue and Chikungunya Virus Loads in the Mosquito Aedes Aegypti are Determined by Distinct Genetic Architectures