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.


July 20, 2020

Kissing bugs abundant this year

Interview with the Texas Chagas Task Force and Dr. Gabe Hamer regarding increased numbers of kissing bugs this summer, covered...

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July 15, 2020

Canine Chagas Webinar

On-demand webinar, made by VetVine and sponsored by AKC- Canine Health Foundation, about our canine Chagas disease research.  You can...

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May 25, 2020

COVID-19 Response Team

Thanks Italo and Ed for your volunteer work on the COVID-19 response team with the Brazos County Health Department since...

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Alyssa Meyers

April 24, 2020

AFS Distinguished Graduate Student

Congrats to Dr. Alyssa Meyers for being selected as a 2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for...

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April 15, 2020

Congrats Rachel Busselman!

Rachel was selected as the recipient of the national Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship for the 2020–21 academic year!  About...

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Congrats Spencer!

Spencer was awarded a small grant from the American Ornithological Society to support the work on malaria parasites. Specifically, the...

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