Leslie Vosshall, professor of neurogenetics and behavior at the Rockefeller University, speaks with host Steven Strogatz about her research into how to make a less deadly mosquito. After she shares her thoughts on “dude walls” — the arrayed portraits of white men that often decorate academic institutions — he is moved to action at his own university to foster a more inclusive educational environment. This episode was produced by Camille Petersen and Ellen Horne. Read more at QuantaMagazine.org. Production and original music in this episode by Story Mechanics.