I was sad to learn that Chris Curtis died. Chris was an entomologist and professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Even after years of teaching, you could tell that he loved his subject matter. He taught us about insect vectors of tropical disease, particularly about mosquitoes and malaria. Professor Curtis made bugs interesting.
My favorite memories of Chris: 1) Chris proudly showing us his insect lab. 2) Chris teaching us how to do indoor residual spraying. 3) Chris's field trip to catch mosquitoes in an area outside London (Did you know that there used to be malaria in England?)
Regards to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be missed.