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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 2016 Congrats to Alyssa for being selected as a recipient of a 2015 CVM High Impact Award- Large Grant Categoty at last night's award banquet.  This is in recognition of her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and she will receive a cash prize!
  • January 2016 Miranda was just selected as the to receive the 2015 CVM Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship for $1,500!  This scholarship is based on publications, presentations, grant-writing, GPA, extracurricular work, and other honors.
  • November 2015 NBC News from Dallas/Fort Worth toured our lab and met with Chagas researchers across the state- you can see their four-night investigation here: human disease, canine disease, blood donations, and look-alike insects. Our Chagas program is also featured in Dallas Morning News, The New Yorker and CNN.
  • November 2015 An 8 minuted documentary about PhD student Rachel Curtis-Robles and her research was produced by UT gradate student film maker R. Bardin.  The documentary is called Nocturne and is viewable at the link.
  • November 2015 Gabe and Sarah's labs will celebrate recent student/postdoc/research associate publications on Friday with lots of Indian food!  Congrats for recent papers accepted: Rachel/Lisa (PLoS Negl Trop Dis), Juliette/Rachel (J Wildl Dis), Lisa (Appl Environ Microbiol), Matt (Parasitol).

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