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Becky’s award

Vet Med Summer Research Training Program (VMSRTP) student Becky Dowd received the Outstanding Basic or Translational Research Presentation Award!  So much great research was presented by the students this summer, congrats!      

Welcome new grad students

Welcome three new graduate students!  Jordan (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), Juan Pablo (Biomedical Sciences- Infection, Immunity & Epidemiology), and Keswick (MS- Veterinary Public Health- Epidemiology)!  Successful white coat oath ceremony… bring on the research!

Publication Celebration!!

Publication Celebration!! Hamer Labs celebrated recent papers with dinner and bowling at Grand Station!

Newly Minted PhDs!

Congrats to new PhD recipients, Dr. Alyssa Meyers and Dr. Italo Zecca!

Radio-telemetry Workshop

First Annual North American Wildlife Disease Student Workshop was a success!  The workshop was at the UC Davis campus and held just prior to the annual Wildlife Disease Association meeting.  Schubot Center was one of the event sponsors.  Italo Zecca and Skye Sneed were among the student organizers. Dr. Hamer led a workshop on wildlife […]

Postdocs land faculty positions

Congrats to our postdocs on landing faculty positions!  Dr. Carolyn Hodo is now Assistant Professor of Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Keeling Center, Bastrop TX.  Dr. Jillian Wormington is now Assistant Professor of Biology, Wayne State College, Wayne NE.  

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Hamer Lab in National Geographic

Hamer Lab work featured in summer 2019 National Geographic! Sarah and Alyssa were interviewed by Daisy Hernandez about canine Chagas disease, who wrote the article ‘A little-known parasite infects 300,000 people in the U.S.’ that appeared in the June 2019 issue.  Gabe Hamer’s kissing bug photograph was featured in the online version of the article!

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Rachel B. Awarded EEB Research Grant

Rachel B. was awarded a $1500 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Research Grant to support her work on host communities and Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

Amblyomma species tick

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 the Texas Standard. Article + audio file available here.

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Dr. Italo Zecca

Successful defense—congrats Dr. Italo Zecca!!!