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From Tucson to Genomics and Transgenics: The Vector Biology Network and the Emergence of Modern Vector Biology

  • Barry J. Beaty mail,

    bbeaty@colostate.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Denis J. Prager,

    Affiliation: Strategic Consulting Services, Clyde Park, Montana, United States of America

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  • Anthony A. James,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America, Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Louis H. Miller,

    Affiliation: Malaria Vaccine Development Branch, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John H. Law,

    Affiliations: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Frank H. Collins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Fotis C. Kafatos

    Affiliation: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 31, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000343
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Barry J. Beaty
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Denis J. Prager
Strategic Consulting Services, Clyde Park, Montana, United States of America
Anthony A. James
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
Anthony A. James
Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Louis H. Miller
Malaria Vaccine Development Branch, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
John H. Law
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
John H. Law
Department of Entomology, University of Arizona Tucson, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
John H. Law
Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Frank H. Collins
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Fotis C. Kafatos
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: bbeaty@colostate.edu

Competing Interests

All authors were members of The MacArthur Foundation Network on the Biology of Parasite Vectors (VBN), and all contributed to the preparation of this publication. Dr. Prager was the Director of Health Programs at the Foundation during the time of the VBN. None of the authors are currently funded by the Foundation.