STUDENTS AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS

Undergraduate Students

Trainees gain a holistic understanding of how to combat vector-borne disease. They receive multidisciplinary training in fieldwork, GIS, molecular biology, parasitology, genomics and modeling.

Building the human capital infrastructure in endemic countries is another major goal of our work.

This multidisciplinary preparation has launched students off to many interesting and productive careers.

Abigail Perez
Undergraduate Student
Loyola University  - New Orleans

I'm an undergraduate Biology student working on transcriptomics and microbiome of the Chagas vectors.

Elisa Laparra
Undergraduate Student
University of San Carlos, Guatemala

I'm an undergraduate Biology student using bioinformatics techniques to investigate the microbiome of Triatoma dimidiata. I also support the laboratory maintaining the bugs and working with some molecular techniques.

John Tarpey
Undergraduate Student
Loyola University  - New Orleans

I'm an undergraduate Biology student working on transcriptomics and microbiome of the Chagas vectors.

Cai McCann
Undergraduate Student
University of Vermont - Burlington

I’m investigating the host-parasite interactions and disease transmission dynamics of Triatoma insect vectors and the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite, and their mechanisms resulting in conservation or diversification of protein sequences.

Undergraduate alumni
 

Angel Roe 
Annie McClure
Anthony Nigrelli
Blenda Dias Sousa
Julio Soto

Justine Sundrud

Salvador Castellanos

Kathleen Kramas
Laurel Haines
Leah M. Rogstad
Loraine Torres

Marielos Ariza

Nicholas Angel

Finn McCants

Nydiana Castro
Oscar Rojas
Rafaela Pessoa
Trevon Novia
Zack Chavez

Brooke Williams

Gabriela Rodas