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Medical Entomology

The Medical Entomology Lab integrates ecological, epidemiological, and molecular research and surveillance on mosquitoes and ticks of public health concern to Illinois and the pathogens they transmit (e.g., West Nile virus). The lab contributes to Illinois' emergency preparedness in the face of (re-)emerging vector-borne diseases, the development of novel vector control tools and integrated vector management strategies, leads an insecticide resistance monitoring program for the state, and conducts outreach on vector-borne diseases. 


Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Lab

The Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory focuses on epidemiology, conservation, restoration and preservation of Natural Resources while encouraging a responsible response to societal needs concerning disease impacts to human, livestock and wildlife health. Research projects include Chronic Wasting Disease, Lyme Disease, and Toxoplasmosis.


White Nose Syndrome

INHS scientists are leading research to detect the spread of White Nose Syndrome—a devastating disease of cave- and mine-hibernating bats caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans—in Illinois. 



Nohra Mateus-Pinilla • Chris Stone

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