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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.Dr. Sara Hamer group 2016

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  • September 2016 Publication Celebration/Lab Retreat on Friday!  Gabe's team vs. Sarah's team in the Escape Rooms- one hour to make our way out.
  • August 2016 Recently accepted papers include Carolyn's work on bat trypanosomes (Acta Tropica) and Rattus rattus and Trypanosoma cruzi at a nonhuman primate faciltiy (Journal of the Am. Association of Lab Animal Science); our collaborative work with Dr. Light's lab to study how invasive fire ants may alter tick-borne disease risk (Biology Letters); quantitative synthesis of ticks on birds across North America (Oecologia); and Lisa and Gabe's work on stable isotopes to track mosquitoes in Tanzania (PLoS ONE).
  • August 2016 Rachel successfully defended her dissertation in early August!
  • August 2016

    Miranda Bertram DVM PhD has been 'hooded' at the graduation ceremony on August 12 and is off for her postdoctoral position at the USDA Plum Island Disease Research Center.  She will work on analytical epidemiology of endemic Foot and Mouth Disease Virus.

  • August 2016 Born on June 1 2016: Welcome to the newest lab member Johanna Jane Hamer!  Johanna enjoyed her first research trip in July to study human and dog populations in the colonias.

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