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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


  • June 2017 Alyssa's NSF Grow propsal to study Chagas disease ecology with Dr. Ana Jansen at FIOCRUZ has been funded!
  • June 2017 We've officially processed our 3,000th citizen-submitted kissing bug! Please read more about our Citizen Science program and how to submit bugs to our program at our website. You can also work with the interactive map to see the origin of all these bugs across ~15 states since 2013. Thanks to all citizen scientists to help generate this unprecedented dataset.  http://kissingbug.tamu.edu/
  • June 2017 Congrats to Dr. Hodo on a successful PhD defense and dissertation completion.
  • May 2017 Welcome to Dr. Jillian Wormington as our newest postdoctoral associate!
  • May 2017 Congrats to Valery and her team of co-authors (Rachel, Graham, Carolyn, Erin) for tying for first-place poster award for recent canine Chagas disease poster at the Diseases in Nature meeting in Irving, TX!

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