"Omar S. Akbari, an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, recently had a paper published in the journal Genes, Genomics, Genetics. The paper involves the broad scale characterization of gene expression in germline and somatic tissues of the Jewel Wasp (Nasonia Vitripennis)."
UCR Today. Entomologist’s Jewel Wasp Gene Research Published. pdf
"Using the advanced gene editing method CRISPR, the scientists introduced engineered DNA into mosquitoes of the species Anopheles stephensi, one of the chief carriers of malaria in Asia. The DNA codes for engineered antibodies that attack the malaria parasite."
San Diego Tribune. Modified mosquitoes block malaria. pdf