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Disease Eco-Epidemiology

We research the ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of vector-borne, wildlife, and zoonotic diseases using field-based studies and molecular tools.  By understanding how pathogens are maintained in nature, we aim to identify novel targets for interventions to reduce disease risk to humans, wildlife, and domestic animal populations.

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News Update

  • January 2015 Sarah and Gabe’s new class ‘Field and Lab Techniques in Vector-borne Disease Ecology’ is underway. The group of 15 graduate and undergraduate students has already trapped birds, mammals, and ticks in the field. The class is supported in part by funds from the Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence award.
  • January 2015 Welcome Nuray Aydin, new MS student in the Hamer Lab! Nuray is fully supported on a fellowship from the Turkish government.
  • January 2015 Rachel Curtis-Robles lands a Texas EcoLab grant and receives a CVM High Impact Award (and cash prize) in the Small Grant Category
  • January 2015 Trevor Tenney receives a CVM High Impact Award (and cash prize) in the First Author Publication Category for his paper resulting from his summer in the Veterinary Medical Summer Research Training Program
  • January 2015 Miranda Bertram earns 3rd place in the graduate student platform presentation competition at the 2015 CVM Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

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