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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June 26, 2019

Tick-Borne Diseases Are Often Overlooked

Our work with researchers from the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center to document ticks imported by migratory birds was featured in

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May 30, 2019

Dr. Italo Zecca

Successful defense—congrats Dr. Italo Zecca!!!

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May 28, 2019

Dr. Alyssa Meyers

Successful defense—congrats Dr. Alyssa Meyers!!!

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May 24, 2019

Chagas disease at the US/Mexico Border

Alyssa’s work with government working dogs was featured in a blog post for the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at

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May 10, 2019

Researchers Tracking Green Jays for Conservation Plan

Texas Parks & Wildlife department is leading a study of the urban ecology of Green Jays in the Rio Grande

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April 25, 2019

NBC Nightly News visits Hamer Lab

NBC Nightly News visits the Hamer Lab at the Texas A&M CVM and features a short segment on Kissing Bugs!

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