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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

  • 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.
  • May 2016 Congrats to Rachel on being chosen as the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists – Merck Outstanding Graduate Student for 2016.  Rachel will give a student keynote address at the National AAVP meeting this summer, and received an engraved plaque and monetary award!
  • May 2016 Congrats to Italo for earning the 3-year CVM Graduate Diversity Fellowship!  This funding package will support him through his PhD studies.
  • April 2016 Publication Celebration this Thursday!  Indian Lunch Feast to celebrate Rachel's new wildlife Chagas disease paper in International Journal of Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, and Matt's new paper in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene!

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