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 March!  Photo is from their recent radio spot discussing the importance of case investigations.  From the radio facebook: Gracias al Dr. Italo Zecca y Edward Davila que aportaron mucha información relacionada con el rastreo de […]

Alyssa Meyers

AFS Distinguished Graduate Student

Congrats to Dr. Alyssa Meyers for being selected as a 2020 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. Alyssa’s outstanding academic record and contributions in Research have been recognized and acknowledged by a distinguished committee of reviewers.  Alyssa and other graduate students selected as 2020 awardees will each receive a […]

Congrats Rachel Busselman!

Rachel was selected as the recipient of the national Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation Scholarship for the 2020–21 academic year!  About the Foundation: Kappa is celebrating 25 years of its Foundation. The Foundation continues to honor the history of women through its museums; Enables the women of today through scholarships; Invests in women by partnering with […]

Congrats Spencer!

Spencer was awarded a small grant from the American Ornithological Society to support the work on malaria parasites. Specifically, the Werner and Hildegard Hesse Research Award- Supports graduate student research (Masters or Doctorate), with preference given to those studying birds in the wild. Congrats!

Outstanding Postdoc Dr. Curtis

Congrats to Dr. Rachel Curtis for being named the CVM’s 2020 ‘Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate’.  This Award is presented to a postdoctoral research associate who demonstrates excellence in research, publications, and secured research funding.  Award includes a cash prize!

Social distance lab meeting

Outdoor lab meeting at the TAMU Teaching Gardens followed by a bluebonnet photo!  L to R: Sujata Balasubramanian, Sarah Hamer, Rachel Busselman, Lisa Auckland and Jordan Salomon. Joined by Zoom includes Ed Davila, Juan Pablo Fimbres Macias, Italo Zecca.

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 to the coronavirus pandemic, this workshop will be postponed until further notice.


Hamer Lab members will be demonstrating wildlife trapping, chemical immobilization, and blood sampling techniques on wild rodents, mesomammals, and birds this weekend. In attendance will be zeveral veterinary students from many different schools, all participating in the Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife ‘Wetlabs’ event.  Fingers crossed for great captures!  

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 research interests of lab members inside the newsletter.

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 award is organized by Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and was presented at the 2020 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecture and Awards Ceremony.  The award consisted of a $500 monetary award, certificate and plaque. The […]