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Infectious, Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases

The mission of this area of research is to advance knowledge and understanding through a multi-disciplinary approach guided by a One-Health paradigm emphasizing the interactive association of human and animal populations with their environment. This research area aims to have a measurable impact by providing advanced research training for veterinary students and conducting innovative research utilizing a combination of traditional diagnostic and molecular methodologies. Current projects emphasize the epidemiology and ecology of tick and mosquito-associated disease agents, and elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms underlying several bacterial and parasitic diseases.