CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in VBD

THE GATEWAY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE OBJECTIVES

Our center leverages the expertise across a broad remit of vector biology disciplines to achieve the following objectives:  (1) Conduct an innovative, applied research program to develop novel control interventions and optimize surveillance paradigms that would allow mosquito control associations throughout Florida and the US to better anticipate and respond to vector borne disease (VBD) outbreaks; (2) Establish an integrated research and training network between academic institutions t

New Tick Journal Club

Tick Journal Club 10-11am on Alternate Thursdays

Location: Dr Samantha Wisely's Lab - Building 116 at 2322 Mowry Road

To join the email list for the article of the week, please email Sam Wisely (wisely@ufl.edu). 

 

Dates and Presenters:

  • September 14 - Zachary Kaplan 

    Title: Travelling between Two Worlds: Complement as a Gatekeeper for an Expanded Host Range of Lyme Disease Spirochetes

    Author: Peter Kraiczy

Public Health: Awareness and Vector Control

From University of Miami Special News Section: With no vaccine or treatment for the Zika virus, preventing transmission of the disease is a top public health priority.

"University of Miami researchers are tracking breeding grounds for mosquitoes and analyzing transmission rates and control programs."

The Four Pillar Universities of the Gateway Program

This is a unified, flagship program from the State of Florida, led by the University of Florida, Florida International University, the University of Miami and the University of South Florida to establish a Regional Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) in the Southeastern US, with the following objectives: (1) develop novel control interventions and discover insecticide-resistance-breaking compounds; (2) expand  the level of inter-institute/inter-agency coordination and partnership in the exchange of research and operational information in the Southeast; (3) establish a compreh

PROJECT 4 | Multi-scale, modular models for Vector-Borne Disease

Background | Models of arbovirus transmission are useful in estimating the burden of Dengue, forecasting areas of risk for the emergence of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika in non-endemic areas, and in assessing the potential of control interventions. The utility of these models relies on their grounding in empirical data at multiple scales describing the disease transmission process. The aims are to (i) model the dynamics of viruses in their invertebrate and vertebrate hosts as well as the movement of these hosts viz.