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.
Vector-Borne Disease Centers of Excellence 5-Part Seminar Series
We are excited to announce this 5-part seminar series hosted by the Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases! Seminars will be held the last Thursday of each month, highlighting applied research projects completed through our programs across the US. The next and last session is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021, “A Bug’s Life: Vector Behavior & Trends” from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PDT.
PAST SEMINARS & RECORDINGS
Lark Coffey, UC Davis: “Current Progress Towards Zika Vaccine Development with a Focus on Trials in Pregnant Rhesus Macaques”
Joshua Arnbrister, University of Arizona: “Engaging Community Health Workers in Mosquito Surveillance in an Urban Desert Environment” & Chase Ridenour, Northern Arizona University: “St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Within Two Southwestern United States Counties: Maricopa County, Arizona, and Riverside County, California”
Tara Thiemann, University of the Pacific: “Pyrethroid Resistance in Cx. tarsalis” & Kacie Ring, San Francisco State University: “Host Blood Meal’s Influence on the Vectoral Capacity of Ixodes pacificus”
Ring Cardé, UC Riverside:“Cues Used by Host-Seeking Aedes aegypti: How Little We Know”
Jay Gan, UC Riverside: “Urban Insecticide Use and Adverse Environmental Effects”
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.
PACVEC SPRING SEMINAR SERIES 2021
All Seminars are 12:00-1:00 PM on the dates indicated below.
“From Mozambique to Maricopa: How do human and mosquito behaviors impact vector control?”
Arizona State University
“Impacts of ULV applications on vectorial capacity of Aedes aegypti“
The University of Arizona
“Population structure of the western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus“
University of Nevada, Reno
“Host blood meal impacts on tick vector competency”
San Francisco State University
“Building capacity to study Culex spp. antiviral defenses“
University of Nevada, Reno