Between January 2014 and December 2014, UC Davis faculty published 144 peer-reviewed manuscripts on vectors and vector-borne diseases through NIH-funded research programs that were supported by $3.9M in NIH funding in FY 2014 as well as significant funding from the state of California, the Department of the Interior, and a variety of non-governmental organizations. In addition to strong state and national presence, UC Davis faculty have a significant international presence in vector-borne disease research, with research in multiple countries in Africa, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. To support student research contributions to these efforts, our students are very competitive for both internal and external grants for research and travel, including NIH and NSF Predoctoral Fellowships, NIH T32 training fellowships as well as NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants.

Vector-borne disease research themes

The depth and breadth of CVEC faculty and students in service and research is substantial and creates a strong base of support to develop CVEC into a center of excellence that spans multiple schools and colleges at UC Davis.

Vector-borne Disease Surveillance

Ecology and Evolution

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Computational Biology

Public Health Policy

Disease in Conservation