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  1. “The Disease Vector Molecular Biology Laboratory” “Looking for new ways to kill an old foe…” Immo A. Hansen (PI), Lisa Drake, David Price, Stacy Rodriguez, Kristina Gonzales, Hannah Drumm, Chelsea Rodriguez, Ana Serna, Florence Schoderbeck, Mark Rollag, Hitoshi Tsujimoto Department of Biology and Institute for Applied Biosciences, NMSU Aedes aegypti Amino acid transport Challenge: Kill mosquitoes by inhibition of amino acid transport Approach: Characterize insect-specific amino acid transporters and identify inhibitors Sterile Insect Technique Challenge: Sterilize mosquito males without compromising their fitness. Approach: Identify radioprotectors Mosquito Diuresis Challenge: Causing renal failure in mosquitoes Approach: Identify the regulators of insect diuresis