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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 3 | Ecological and acaricide-resistance models of tick vectors in the Southeast US

Background | The geographic distribution and abundances of tick vectors, their acaricide resistance status and their associated pathogens are ever-changing. The overall aim of the project is two-fold: (i) Characterize the prevalence and distribution of selected tick-borne bacterial and viral pathogens via high-resolution spatial maps in Florida; and (ii) Understand the mechanisms and extent of acaricide resistance in two vectors of medical and veterinary importance: the brown dog tick and lone star tick.


Four state universities collaborate on $10 million center to address Zika and other diseases

With a $10 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Florida in collaboration with Florida International University, University of Miami and the University of South Florida  will lead a highly collaborative research program focused on stopping mosquito and tick-borne pathogens from spreading into the United States.

Read more about the CDC award here.