The Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (PacVec CoE) is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CoE is at both University of California, Davis and Riverside. Learn more about the regional centers of excellence (COE) in vector-borne diseases on the  CDC website.


To enhance the capacity of the Southwestern United States to respond to threats from vector-borne diseases that affect human health.


The center addresses the urgent public health challenges presented by ongoing spread of invasive vectors, exotic pathogens such as Zika virus, and several endemic pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks. PacVec investigators, along with public health and vector control partners, aim to increase the capacity of the United States to respond to vector-borne disease threats by:


Learn more about the PacVec researchers from the lead institutions, UC Davis and UC Riverside!


PacVec leverages the resources of UC Davis and UC Riverside with our strategic partners in academic communities, public health, and vector control to meet the needs of the Pacific Southwest. View our partners and stakeholders!