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.


March 4, 2020

POSTPONED: Promotora Workshop March 30

Excited to host a Chagas workshop with the goal of educating community health workers in the Rio Grande Valley.  Due

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February 21, 2020


Hamer Lab members will be demonstrating wildlife trapping, chemical immobilization, and blood sampling techniques on wild rodents, mesomammals, and birds

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February 5, 2020

Lab featured in EEB newsletter

Thanks Jordan for putting our lab forward to be featured in the February edition of EEB newsletter!    Learn about the

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January 20, 2020

Ethyl Ashworth-Tsutsui Award to Dr. Meyers!

Congrats Dr. Alyssa Meyers on being selected for the Ethyl Ashworth-Tsutsui Award for Mentoring, given to a postdoctoral associate.  The

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Spencer Awarded for Bird Research

Spencer takes home the second place platform presentation award at the 2020 CVM Trainee Research Symposium!  His presentation was called

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January 14, 2020

Working Dogs

Alyssa’s work with the border patrol dogs, in collaboration with cardiologist Dr. Saunders and the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases,

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