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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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Recent News from the Lab:

  • August 2018

    Thanks to the Paws 4 Hearts Working Therapy Dogs for the donation in support of Chagas disease research!

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  • August 2018 Great coverage of Dr. Sujata Balasubramanian and her genomics reesarch!
  • August 2018 Carolyn and Sarah's new chapter on wildlife and Chagas disease is published in the new Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine textbook (Volume 9), featuring Carolyn's original artwork and Gabe's insect photography!GetFileAttachment-1
  • August 2018 Congrats to Research Associate Lisa Auckland for being seleted for a 2018 CVM Staff Recognition Award!  Lisa received a nice plaque and a financial award too!  Our whole team is sure lucky to have Lisa here to run the lab! 42860142105_59a28b6238_o (1)
  • July 2018

    Congrats to Justin Bejcek, who earned his Master of Science in Veterinary Public Health-Epidemiology and wrote his thesis on kissing bugs. We wish Justin the best as he continues on his next steps toward medical school while finishing up his last publication. Celebratory Indian lunch!

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