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  • Check out the OSU BITE site!

    Published on Feb 7, 2022

    Looking for information on Ohio ticks, mosquitoes, bed bugs and more? Check out the OSU BITE site for information on blood-sucking arthropods in Ohio!

  • Welcome new grad student, Nicki!

    Published on Feb 4, 2022

    The Short lab is excited to welcome new graduate student Nicki Joseph! Nicki graduated in 2021 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in German from University of Missouri Columbia. We are excited to have her!

  • Short lab welcomes two new members!

    Published on Jun 25, 2021

    Dr. Luis Martinez Villegas and Dr. Noha Meghawry joined the lab this past winter, we are so glad to have them!

  • Amazing showing at ESA-North Central Branch meeting!

    Published on Jun 25, 2021

    Dom Magistrado won second place for her poster "Effect of nutrition on tolerance to infection in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes," and James Radl and Brendan Kelly help lead their Entomology Games team to a second place finish! Well done all!

  • The Short lab at ESA!

    Published on Dec 10, 2019

    Sarah presented recent work from the lab on nutrition-microbiota interactions in Aedes aegypti.

  • Mosquito collecting

    Published on May 24, 2019

    The Short Lab went hunting for mosquito larvae last week and found three breeding sites within 100 meters of our building!

  • Sarah goes to D.C.!

    Published on May 24, 2019

    Dr. Short went to Washington D.C. to take part in CFAES DC days. There she met with representatives from multiple federal funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

  • "Tick Tock, Tick Talk"

    The Short Lab at COSI SciFest

    Published on May 24, 2019

    The Short lab joined the Meuti lab and the Infectious Diseases Institute to present a booth at COSI SciFest about tick borne pathogens and tick bite prevention. We had a great time and interacted with many community members, despite the rain!

  • Laboratory

    New lab, open for BUSINESS!

    Published on Apr 4, 2019

    Finally posting some pictures of our now finished lab space, all ready for science. Can't wait to fill up the lab with amazing scientists. It's far too clean in here!

  • Recent review article written with Dr. Megan Meuti!

    Published on Apr 4, 2019

    We just published a review article as a preview to a new collaboration with the Meuti lab.