Establishing Partnerships for Vector Surveillance and Future Studies

August 14, 2018, 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM


George Mason University

Fairfax, Research Hall, Room 163

Fairfax, VA

Becky Trout Fryxell, University of Tennessee

Diagnosed cases of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases are increasing at an alarming rate. Without surveillance efforts, vector ranges slowly expand and colonizing and invasive species often go undetected. My collaborative research program addresses Vector Biology and One Health by integrating entomology with genetic analyses, pest management, ecology, modeling, and epidemiology for vector and pathogen suppression through integration and evaluation of control elements, such as habitat management, education, and appropriate control technology. I will use this time to introduce some of our research projects, which involves the study of ticks, mosquitoes, and flies.