PacVec seminars are held monthly during the academic year from October through June. To be notified about upcoming seminars, please sign up for our mailing list by clicking “Subscribe” in the header above. All seminar announcements include a link to participate remotely via Zoom.

Looking for a past seminar? See links below.


Ned Walker, Michigan State University: “The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities”

Anne Kjemtrup, California Department of Public Health: “Repeat Performances: Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects of Tick-borne Relapsing Fever in California” (recording unavailable). View .pdf

Karine Le Roch, UC Riverside: “A systems biology approach to understand gene regulation and pathogenicity in human malaria parasites”


Sarjeet Gill, UC Riverside: “How does Bti cause toxicity to mosquitoes?”

Janet Foley, UC Davis: “Changing ecology of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever”

Scott Ritchie, James Cook University: “Let the mozzies loose: a tale of two Wolbachias”

Colince Kamdem, UC Riverside: “Adaptation of Anopheles mosquitoes to human habitats and vector control”

Alex Perkins, University of Notre Dame: “Model-based projections of Zika virus infections: diverse epidemiological applications of a new method”

Brian Federici, UC Riverside: “Microorganisms as sources of proteins for highly effective mosquito control”

Anthony Cornel, UC Davis: “Predicting efficacy of field adulticiding from laboratory assays for insecticide resistance”

Peter Atkinson, UC Riverside: “The piRNA system of Aedes aegypti and its possible role in viral immunity and transposon silencing: a new route to immune priming?”

Christopher Barker, UC Davis: “Overview of the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases” (not recorded)