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Biology of Vector-borne Diseases

The academic focus of the Designated Emphasis in the Biology of Vector-borne Diseases is the scientific study of pathogens, the diseases they cause and the arthropod vectors that transmit these pathogens to plants, animals, and humans. Students trained in this DE will be well poised to design, implement and evaluate methods and interventions to interrupt and control pathogens of agricultural, veterinary, and medical importance.