Dr. William Daniel Sudia, Entomologist &
Virologist, US Center for Disease Control (1922 - 2010)
Daniel Sudia Obituary (ex-Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Uncle Danny, Ted's next older brother, was also a scientist who
specialized in mosquito-borne diseases such as equine encephalitis
in Latin America. He has several species of mosquitoes named after
Scanning his articles, his early contribution to mosquito-borne
virology was an improved light trap, later with dry ice pellets,
which allowed adequately large numbers of mosquitoes to be collected
to drive the lab science process to analyze them for viruses, which
got the field off the ground, and later earned him a distinguished
service award from CDC.
His hobby was bird photography, where he utilized the original
method of capturing the birds, calming them down in darkness, and
then generating a well-lit, natural looking flash photo of them. A
number of his well-lighted bird photos graced the cover of AIBS BioScience Magazine
when his brother Ted
Sudia was editing it. He also had a large collection of
classic types of barbed wire, but I never saw it.
He lived in Atlanta, GA, was married to Aunt Polly, with 2 daughters
Shawn and Shelly. He loved the South, so I rarely saw him.
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