University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Fighting the bite

Release Date: 01-20-2010

Author: Seven Days

[The following is reprinted from Seven Days.]


At first glance, Bomblies seems like an unlikely person to be conducting research on malaria, an illness that kills more than a million people worldwide each year, most of them African children, at a rate of one every 30 seconds. Bomblies, an assistant professor in UVM's College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), has degrees in hydrology and chemical, civil and environmental engineering — hardly the credentials one would expect for fighting infectious diseases.

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