“Given the widespread detection of illegal trade of meat and fins from sharks and their relatives it is imperative that we deploy all available tools for better monitoring and enforcement of laws intended to protect them,” said researcher Diego Cardeñosa.
War can have devastating effects on nature, but what happens in times of peace? A new study provides evidence that the Colombian peace process coincided with a spike of fires and deforestation in protected areas.
Bettina Fries is a nationally recognized physician-scientist in the field of microbiology. The focus of her research is on the pathogenesis of chronic infection by the pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, as well as investigations on efficacy of anti-infective antibodies. She has been investigating both the host response to chronic C neoformans infection and the molecular mechanisms that allow the fungus to change based on the host response. She is also focused on the development of monoclonal antibodies against Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) and Klebsiella pneumonia.