PacVec holds monthly seminars that convenes public health and vector control professionals, and features the work of PacVec’s principal investigators, trainees, and visiting researchers that are relevant to the center’s mission. Seminars are held monthly during the academic year from October through June and are available both in-person and via Zoom. To be notified about upcoming seminars, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking subscribe. All seminar announcements include a link to participate remotely via Zoom.



Our center strives to strengthen and expand already effective collaborations between researchers, vector-control, and public health organizations for vector-borne disease surveillance, prevention, and response in the Pacific Southwest region of the US.


All Seminars are 12:00-1:00 PM on the dates indicated below.

Gale Disler (University of Alaska Anchorage) & Renate Schlaht (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
"Understanding the role of veterinary personnel in regards to ticks and tick-borne disease in Alaska"

Erin “Taylor” Kelly (University of California, Davis)
"Identifying biomarkers of pyrethroid resistance in wild Aedes aegypti from California"

Molly Bechtel (Northern Arizona University)
"Ticks, tick-borne pathogens, and tortoises in the Mojave Desert"

Whitney Holeva-Eklund (Northern Arizona University)
"The association between socioeconomic and weather variables and Aedes aegypti abundance in Maricopa County, Arizona"

Kirsten Meredith (University of Utah)
"Orientation behavior of the western treehole mosquito"

Nathan Sy (University of California, Riverside)
"Pyrethroid contamination in California underground storm drain systems"

Matthew Ward (USRA at NASA Ames Research Center)
"Using space based high resolution remote sensing data to forecast WNV in the Coachella Valley, CA"

Chandler Roe (Northern Arizona University)
"Improving public health surveillance of Onchocerca lupi through increased host and vector screening"

Vincent Mai (San Francisco State University)
“Identifying potential amplifying hosts for Rickettsia 364D, an emerging tick-borne pathogen in California”

Jeremiah Reyes (University of Nevada, Reno)
"Population genetic structure of the western blacklegged tick, Ixodes pacificus, throughout the state of California"

Adam Vorsino (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
"Comparative genomics of Aedes albopictus in Kwajalein Atoll for developing arbovirus vector dispersal models"

Kyle Yomogida (University of California, Davis)
"Surveillance of human flea-borne typhus cases in California, 2011-2019"