About Kim Hung

Kim is a post-doc specializing in med/vet entomology, chemical ecology, and behavior. She likes to play with flies, dabble with microbes, take photos, and eat insects.

Mosquito Byte app is live!

My research focuses on filth flies. One of the benefits of working with filth flies is that I don’t have to worry about welts suddenly popping up on my legs and arms if one of them escapes. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, are clever little punks that know how to sniff me out – whether [...]

2018-11-07T21:44:24+00:00July 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

New study updates an 18-year-old map of tick distribution in US

  Figure taken from Eisen, RJ, et al. 2016 Illustrating the expansion of tick range since 1998 survey. A study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology reports an overall expansion of the tick’s distribution, especially in the northern regions of the United States. Although the nationwide number of cases have dramatically increased for [...]

2018-11-07T21:44:24+00:00February 8th, 2016|News|

Entomologists in Space?

In the early days of space exploration we know that monkeys and dogs had been launched into space, but did you know that our six-legged friends have also made that journey into the outer reaches? According to Wikipedia and NASA’s History of Animals in Space, 18 different insects have been sent to space since 1960. [...]

2018-11-07T21:44:24+00:00February 1st, 2016|News, Uncategorized|