Ph.D., Environmental Health/Vector-borne Diseases, University of South Carolina
M.S., Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
B.S., Biology, Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for Biodefense and Tropical Diseases/Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.
Areas of Expertise
Biology of Infectious Diseases
Global and American Epidemics
Foundations of Biology
Concepts of Biology
Mosquito and Tick model systems
My research interests include the study of the epidemiology, biology, and ecology of vector-borne diseases (especially mosquito- and tick-borne diseases), vector biology, and environmental health. Typically, my research involves both field and laboratory projects, which include the development and maintenance of mosquito colonies. Field studies with students have taken place in rural Pennsylvania as well as in the tropics of Costa Rica.
Languages: English, Spanish