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Affiliation: 
University of California, Davis
Title: 
Professor Emeritus
Department: 
Agriculture/Environmental Sci.
Expertise: 
Entomology

Biography

Medical entomologist Robert K. Washino's career spans four decades at the University of California, Davis and received the international Harry Hoogstraal Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Entomology. Washino, is a global authority on the ecology of mosquitoes and mosquito control agents. Washino retired 13 years ago, he's been tapped or "recalled" for three administrative posts since 1996. He served from 1996 to 2001 as the special assistant to the dean of the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. On Nov. 1, he began chairing the Department of Entomology, a position he also held from 1981-87. In addition, he serves as the interim co-director of the Center for Vector Borne Diseases, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.