Vector Biology

The emergence and rapid dissemination of arboviruses and their vectors throughout the world is a reality. In the last decade there have been explosive and devastating epidemics caused by dengue, Zika, chikungunya, West Nile, and Rift Valley fever viruses, many of which now are distributed throughout much of the world.

The Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (CVID), formerly the Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases Laboratory, is a longstanding multi-disciplinary research and training center within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology that serve as a cornerstone for vector-borne infectious disease research and education at CSU.

CVID researchers have been successful in defining mechanisms of pathogen persistence and transmission, and developing new surveillance, control, and prevention strategies for vector-borne and emerging zoonotic diseases. World-class facilities, including BSL-3 laboratories and large insectary complexes, provides an outstanding scientific environment for researchers inside and outside CSU wanting to manipulate pathogens in vertebrate hosts and arthropod vectors.

Vector Biology Faculty

Gregory Ebel, Sc.D.

Professor

Brian Foy, Ph.D.

Professor

Brian Geiss, Ph,D,

Associate Professor

Rebekah Kading, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kenneth Olson, Ph.D.

Professor

Rushika Perera,Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Tony Schountz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mark Stenglein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Vector Biology Emeritus Faculty

Barry Beaty, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Carol Blair, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

Charles Calisher, Ph,D,

Emeritus Professor