During my second semester in the lab, I continued to work closely with my mentor Dr. Aaron Sheppard on his experiements. His work at Notre Dame focuses on the different effects of light on the circadian rythmn of An. gambiae pimperena and An. gambiae mali.
The second semester, I also worked with the lab's teaching and research professor Dr. Duffield via Dr. Sheppard to explore the differences between wild-type An. farauti and An. hinesorum (formely known as anopheles farauti no. 1 and no. 2).