CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases


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

Tick Journal Club (Fall 2018)

Tick Journal Club 12-1pm on Alternate Fridays

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 Dr. Wisely ( 


Dates and Presenters:

  • September 21 - Kimberly Ledger

    Title: Tick-borne disease risk in a forest food web

    Author: Ostfeld et al. 2018

2018 Fregly Symposium at UF

On October 4 and 5, 2018, the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the Emerging Pathogens Institute will host a symposium addressing social, cultural, and scientific issues raised by mosquito-borne illness. These vector-borne illnesses remain an important public health concern in Florida, the southeastern United States, and Latin America.

Registration Full! The Gateway Program Tick Identification and Techniques Workshop

The Gateway Program Tick Identification and Techniques Workshop - Registration is now full! 

May 14-25, 2018 in Statesboro, Georgia on the campus of Georgia Southern University, home of the US National Tick Collection.

Costs: Workshop fees and lodging is provided. Individuals must pay for their own travel and meals.

Topics will include: