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.
NEW: 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 session is scheduled for Thursday February 25, 2021, with “Mosquito Wrangling: Finding Effective Control Methods” from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST, showcasing projects on mosquito control and pesticide resistance across the US.
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.
UPCOMING PACVEC SEMINARS 2021