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Vector Biology

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credit: CDC

The Vector-borne, Parasitic and Zoonotic Diseases subsection encompasses a range of diseases caused by parasitic organisms with diverse life histories. These diseases result from infection of a human host by bacterial, viral, unicellular or fungal organisms. These infections can arise from human to human transmission, animal to human transmission (zoonotic) as well as animal to human or human to human transmission by blood feeding arthropods (vector-borne).

Relevant Courses

  • Biology of Insect Disease Vectors EMD 550
  • Big 3: Malaria, HIV, TB EMD 567 
  • Principles of Infectious Diseases II EMD 518
  • Advanced Topics in tropical Parasitic Diseases EMD 680

Faculty of Interest

  • Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Babesia; Babesiosis; Borrelia; Chikungunya virus; Climate; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; Insect Vectors; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Climate Change
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Aedes; Arthropod Vectors; Chikungunya virus; Culex; Dengue Virus; Disease Outbreaks; Epidemiology; Genetics, Microbial; Molecular Sequence Data; RNA Viruses; West Nile virus; Directed Molecular Evolution
  • Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Gene Expression Regulation; RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional; Trypanosoma brucei brucei; Trypanosoma brucei gambiense; Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
  • Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), in Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and in Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Babesiosis; Blood Transfusion; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Relapsing Fever; Borrelia burgdorferi; Infectious Disease Medicine; Organisms; Diseases
  • Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

    Research Interests
    Colombia; DDT; El Salvador; Entomology; Biological Evolution; Genetics; Guatemala; Honduras; Insect Vectors; Leishmaniasis; Leishmaniasis, Visceral; Malaria; West Nile virus; Global Health; Yellow Fever; Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous; Communicable Diseases, Emerging
  • John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of Graduate Studies

    Research Interests
    Parasitic Diseases; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Genomics; RNA Interference
  • Research Scientist in and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Symbiosis; Trypanosomiasis; Tsetse Flies; Host-Pathogen Interactions

Secondary & Adjunct Faculty

  • Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Senior Research Scientist in Forestry And Environmental Studies and in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

  • Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Section Chief, Infectious Diseases

    Research Interests
    Bacteria; Epidemiology; Lyme Disease; Parasitology; Public Health; Ticks; Viruses; West Nile virus; Global Health; Ehrlichiosis; Borrelia burgdorferi; Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies

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