Our Team2020-05-12T14:25:49+00:00

ABOUT:

Rhoel R. Dinglasan, PhD MPH

CDC SOUTHEASTERN CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN VECTOR BORNE DISEASES | DIRECTOR

CORE 4: TRAINING & OUTREACH | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida


Research interests:
Molecular parasitology; arbovirology; molecular medical entomology; glycoproteomics; cell biology; microbial pathogenesis; vector-borne disease transmission biology

Contact information: rdinglasan@epi.ufl.edu

Sadie J. Ryan, PhD

CORE 2: DATA MANAGEMENT, BIOSTATISTICS & COMMUNICATIONS | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor of Medical Geography, Department of Geography, University of Florida

Research interests: Medical geography and ecology; disease ecology; tropical conservation; human-wildlife interface; geospatial models

Contact information: sjryan@ufl.edu
Follow Dr. Ryan’s lab at www.sadieryan.net
John Beier

John C. Beier, Sc.D.

PROJECT 1 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor and Director of the Division of Environment and Public Health, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami

Research interests: Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases; pathogen transmission dynamics; determinants of human risk; novel vector control methods; innovative integrated vector management strategies for disease control

Contact information: jbeier@miami.edu

Matthew J. DeGennaro, PhD

PROJECT 1 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomolecular Sciences Institute, Florida International University

Research interests: Molecular genetics; development of new tools to control harmful mosquito behaviors; identification of olfactory receptors necessary for mosquito host detection

Contact information: mdegenna@fiu.edu

Jeff Bloomquist, PhD

PROJECT 1 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor of Entomology and Nematology, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida

Research interests: Mode of action and neurotoxicity of synthetic insecticides, natural toxins, and drugs; mechanisms of resistance to insecticides and nematicides

Contact information: jbquist@epi.ufl.edu

Derrick Mathias, PhD

PROJECT 1 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida
 

Research interests: Transmission cycles of vector-borne pathogens and parasites; mosquito and arbovirus biology

Contact information: d.mathias@ufl.edu

Thomas R. Unnasch, PhD

PROJECT 2 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Distinguished USF Health Professor, College of Public Health, University of South Florida

Research interests: Molecular biology; vector biology and ecology; vector-borne diseases; tropical public health

Contact information: tunnasch@usf.edu

Gregory Glass, PhD

PROJECT 3 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor, Department of Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida

Research interests: Microbiology and zoonotic diseases; immunology, ecology, epidemiology, and public health; mathematical modeling of disease outbreaks

Contact information: gglass@ufl.edu

Samantha M. Wisely, PhD

PROJECT 3 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

Research interests: Influence of landscape context on movement patterns and disease dynamics of terrestrial vertebrates; disease systems; zoonotic disease

Contact information: wisely@ufl.edu

Cynthia Lord, PhD

PROJECT 3 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Associate Professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida

Research interests: Disease transmission; vector-borne diseases; mathematical and computer modeling about the ecology and epidemiology of pathogens

Contact information: clord@ufl.edu

Derek Cummings, PhD

PROJECT 4 | PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Professor of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
 

Research interests: Transmission of infectious diseases; patterns of pathogen transmission; disease ecology

Contact information: datc@ufl.edu

Norman Beatty, MD

CHAGAS AND TRIATOMINE PROJECT | PHYSICIAN SCIENTIST

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida

Research interests: Tropical medicine and neglected tropical diseases, currently researching the prevalence of Chagas disease in Florida and throughout the United States

Contact information: norman.beatty@medicine.ufl.edu

The Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the University of Florida.
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