Congratulations to our 2018-2019 recipients of PacVec Training Grants!

Our 2018/2019 training grants have been awarded, and we are excited about all of the new additions to our community of practice. Thank you to everyone who applied, and congratulations to our funding recipients! This will be an annual opportunity, so please stay tuned for the next call for proposals in early 2019. Meanwhile, please consider potential research plans and partnerships between academic institutions and public health or vector control agencies in your area.

2018 Training Grant Recipients:

“Pyrethroid resistance in Culex tarsalis” (Sumiko De La Vega and Bonnie Ryan, trainees; Tara Thiemann, PI; University of the Pacific)

“Assessment of risk and transmission cycle of the emerging tick-borne pathogen, Borrelia miyamotoi” (Samantha Sambodo, trainee; Andrea Swei, PI; San Francisco State University)

“Engaging community health workers for vector control and surveillance” (Josh Arnbrister, trainee; Kacey Ernst, PI; University of Arizona)

“Genomic basis of mammal-biting in Culex pipiens, a primary vector of WNV” (Yuki Haba, trainee; Marm Kilpatrick, PI; University of California, Santa Cruz)

“Circulation of St. Louis Encephalitis Virus in the Southwestern United States” (Chase Ridenour, trainee; Crystall Hepp, PI; Northern Arizona University)

“Is adaptation mal-adaptation: an assessment of mosquitos and water harvesting” (Valerie Madera-Garcia, trainee; Heidi Brown, PI; University of Arizona)

“Genetic variation and endosymbiont diversity of Rhipicephalus sanguineus populations across Arizona” (Maureen Brophy, trainee; Kathleen Walker, PI; University of Arizona)