Wild Bird Outreach Event

WHO : All are invited! WHAT: Wild Bird Outreach Event, hosted by students and researchers affiliated with the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center at Texas A&M University WHERE: Southwest Park, City of College Station Parks & Recreation Department ( 300 Southwest Parkway, College Station, TX 77840 ). WHEN: Sunday, March 10, from ~8am until ~10:30am (sunrise 7:41am). Come and go as […]

Congrats undrgrads!

Congrats on the acceptance to TAMU Vet School to undergrads Cassidy and Ashley!

Postdoc grant

Congrats Jillian for being awarded funding from the CVM Postdoctoral Research Trainee Grant competition!  Looking forward to more great work with the kissing bug colony.

Grad student/postdoc symposium

Congrats to our team for great representation in the 2019 CVMBS Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium and Banquet.  Dr. Jillian received the Peoples Choice award for her poster on triatomine flight capability.  Rachel B. presented a great poster on canine Chagas disease epidemiology. Additionally, ‘High Impact Awards’ were given at the banquet, where Alyssa […]

Green Jay

In the summer Sarah assisted in a new Texas Parks and Wildlife Department investigation of the urban ecology of Green Jays in the Rio Grande Valley, led by biologist Tony Henehan.  You can learn more with this short TPWD documentary with footage from the field. We are now working with blood samples collected from these birds for […]

Italo and Carolyn’s research

Italo and Carolyn were interviewed during their ASTMH poster session, resulting in this news item: Chagas Disease in Texas- New Surveillance Data: High rates in dogs points to Environmental Persistence.  Carolyn’s poster was about her new papershowing near equal prevalence of heartworm antigen and Chagas parasite antibodies in dogs in Texas animal shelters, in addition to tick-borne […]

Media for border patrol dogs

Alyssa’s work on Chagas disease epidemiology in the government working dogs (border patrol, TSA, etc) at ASTMH was featured with a press release (New Report Finds Tropical Disease Causing Heart Problems in Dogs Assisting with Homeland Security Duties), leading to coverage in the online media.  This includes the US News & World Report, ProMED mail, ASTMH blog, EurekAlert!, LiveScience, Outbreak News […]

Lots of great news

Lots of great news to catch up on from Fall 2018: Three new PhD students arrive and plunge in! Welcome to Rachel B. (TAMU Merit Fellow), Spencer (CVM Merit Fellow), and Ed (TAMU Diversity Fellow)! Congrats to Skye (blood parasites in cranes) and Andy (cardiac manifestations of canine Chagas disease) for successful Vet Med Summer […]

Paws 4 Hearts Donation


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

Sujata in the news

Great coverage of Dr. Sujata Balasubramanian and her genomics reesarch!