STEAMpunk – Carlos Juan Finlay, Epidemiologist

The Museum of Nature & Science presents “STEAMpunk – Carlos Juan Finlay,” Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:45am. The program is free and open to the public.

Carlos Juan Finlay was a Cuban epidemiologist who is best known for discovering that yellow fever was transmitted by Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that is now a known vector of Zika, dengue fever, and yellow fever.

Participants will meet Dr. Martha Reiskind from the Department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, who will join the event via Skype. Dr. Reiskind will discuss new insights into the Aedes aegypti mosquito from her research and show participants how they can contribute to ongoing research and tracking of mosquito populations in their own backyards.

“STEAMpunk” is offered monthly, highlighting the work of a historic scientist through hands on exploration.

The museum is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.  For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call (575) 522-3120.

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