Faculty

The Center for Vectorborne Diseases comprises of 33 collaborators. Three of these collaborators -- Janet Foley, Aaron Brault and William Reisen -- have appointments in the Center.

Aaron C. Brault, Ph.D.

Aaron C. Brault, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Associate Arbovirologist, Center for Vectorborne Diseases
Office: 5327 VM3A
Lab: 5336 VM3A Phone: (530) 754-8359
E-mail: acbrault@ucdavis.edu
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Anthony J. Cornel, Ph.D.

Anthony "Anton" J. Cornel, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office and Lab:
Mosquito Control Research Laboratory
UC Kearney Agricultural Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, California 93648,
Phone: (559) 646-6556
E-mail: cornel@uckac.edu
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Bennie I. Osburn, D.V.D., Ph.D.

Bennie I. Osburn, D.V.D., Ph.D.Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: Surge IV Room 112
Lab: 1006 Haring
Phone: (530) 752-1361
E-mail: biosburn@ucdavis.edu
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Blaine L. Beaman, Ph.D.

Blaine Beaman, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Office: Room 3228 Tupper Hall
Lab: Room 3213 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-9663
E-mail: blbeaman@ucdavis.edu
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Bruce D. Hammock, Ph.D.

Bruce D. Hammock, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office: 90 Briggs Hall
Labs: Briggs and Everson halls
Phone: (530) 752-7519
E-mail: bdhammock@ucdavis.edu
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Bruce F. Eldridge, Ph.D.

 

Professor Emeritus, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office: Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Old Davis Road
Phone: (530) 754-8121
E-mail: bfeldridge@ucdavis.edu

 

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Bruno Chomel , D.V.M., Ph.D.

Bruno Chomel , D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Population Health and Reproduction

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 1021 Haring Hall
Lab: 302 Surge IV
Phone: (530) 752-8112
E-mail: bbchomel@ucdavis.edu
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Christian M. Leutenegger, Ph.D.

Christian M. Leutenegger, Ph.D.Research Specialist and Director, Lucy Whittier Molecular and Diagnostic Core Facility

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office and Lab: 3108 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-7991
E-mail: cmleutenegger@ucdavis.edu
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Christopher M. Barker, Ph.D.

 

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Center for Vectorborne Diseases

Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine

Office: 1207 Vet Med 3A

Phone: (530) 752-0151

E-mail: cmbarker[at]ucdavis[dot]edu

 

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  • Ecology and epidemiology of mosquitoborne viruses

  • Surveillance methods

  • Epidemiological modeling, typically using Bayesian approaches

 

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  • Climate and landscape factors driving mosquitoborne virus transmission

  • Forecasting and decision support systems for control of arboviruses

  • Development of process-based estimates of transmission risk

  • Mechanistic modeling of pathogen transmission


 
Recent Publications:

Smith DL, Perkins TA, Reiner RC, Barker CM, Niu T, Chaves LF, Ellis AM, George DB, Le Menach A, Pulliam JRC, Bisanzio D, Buckee C, Chiyaka C, Cummings DAT, Garcia AJ, Gatton ML, Gething PW, Hartley DM, Johnston G, Klein EY, Michael E, Lloyd AL, Pigott DM, Reisen WK, Ruktanonchai N, Singh BK, Stoller J, Tatem AJ, Kitron U, Godfray C, Cohen J, Hay SI, Scott TW. 2014. Recasting the Theory of Mosquito-Borne Pathogen Transmission Dynamics and Control. Trans Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg 108(4): 185-197. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru026

Townsend AK, Barker CM. 2014. Plastic and the nest entanglement of urban and agricultural crows. PLoS ONE 9(1): e88006. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088006

Barker CM, Niu T, Reisen WK, Hartley DM. 2013. Data-driven modeling to assess receptivity for Rift Valley fever virus . PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7(11): e2515. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0002515

Thompson DR, de la Torre Juarez M, Barker CM, Holeman J, Lundeen S, Mulligan S, Painter TH, Podest E, Seidel FC, Ustinov E. 2013. Airborne imaging spectroscopy to monitor urban mosquito microhabitats. Remote Sensing of Environment 137: 226-233. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.06.015

Carrington LB, Armijos MV, Lambrechts L, Barker CM, Scott TW. 2013. Effects of fluctuating daily temperatures at critical thermal extremes on Aedes aegypti life-history traits . PLoS ONE 8(3): e58824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058824

Reiner RC, Perkins TA, Barker CM, Niu T, Chaves LF, Ellis AM, George DB, Le Menach A, Pulliam JRC, Bisanzio D, Buckee C, Chiyaka C, Cummings DAT, Garcia AJ, Gatton ML, Gething PW, Hartley DM, Johnston G, Klein EY, Michael E, Lindsay SW, Lloyd AL, Pigott DM, Reisen WK, Ruktanonchai N, Singh BK, Tatem AJ, Kitron U, Hay SI, Scott TW, Smith DL. 2013. A systematic review of mathematical models of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission: 1970–2010. J Roy Soc Interface 10.

Hartley DM, Barker CM, Le Menach A, Niu T, Gaff HD, Reisen WK. 2012. The effects of temperature on the emergence and seasonality of West Nile virus in California. Am J Trop Med Hyg 86(5): 884-894.

Smith DL, Battle KE, Hay SI, Barker CM, Scott TW, McKenzie FE. 2012. Ross, Macdonald, and a theory for the dynamics and control of mosquito-transmitted pathogens. PLoS Pathogens 8(4): e1002588. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002588

Wheeler SS, Vineyard MP, Barker CM, Reisen WK. 2012. Importance of recrudescent avian infection in West Nile virus overwintering: incomplete antibody neutralization of virus allows infrequent vector infection. J Med Entomol 49: 895-902.

Fechter-Leggett E, Nelms BM, Barker CM, Reisen WK. 2012. West Nile virus cluster analysis and vertical transmission in Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in Sacramento and Yolo Counties, California, 2011. J Vector Ecol 37: 442-449.

Mayo CE, Mullens BA, Gerry AC, Barker CM, Mertens PC, Maan S, Maan N, Gardner IA, Guthrie AJ, MacLachlan NJ. 2012. The combination of abundance and infection rates of Culicoides sonorensis estimates risk of subsequent bluetongue virus infection of sentinel cattle on California dairy farms. Vet Parasitol 187: 295-301.

Mayo CE, Gardner IA, Mullens BA, Barker CM, Gerry AC, Guthrie AJ, MacLachlan NJ. 2012. Anthropogenic and meteorological factors influence vector abundance and prevalence of bluetongue virus infection of dairy cattle in California. Vet Microbiol 155: 158-164.

Thiemann TC, Wheeler SS, Barker CM, Reisen WK. 2011. Mosquito host selection varies seasonally with host availability and mosquito density. PLoS Negl Trop Dis  5(12): e1452. 

Brault AC, Langevin SA, Ramey WN, Fang Y, Beasley DWC, Barker CM, Sanders TA, Reisen WK, Barrett ADT, Bowen RA. 2011. Reduced avian virulence and viral replication of West Nile virus isolates from Mexico and Texas. Am J Trop Med Hyg  85: 758-767.

Langevin SA, Bowen RA, Ramey WN, Sanders TA, Maharaj PD, Fang Y, Cornelius J, Barker CM, Reisen WK, Beasley DW, Barrett AD, Kinney RM, Huang CY, Brault AC. 2011. Envelope and pre-membrane protein structural amino acid mutations mediate diminished avian growth and virulence of a Mexican West Nile virus isolate. J Gen Virol 92: 2810-2820.

Boyce WM, Vickers W, Morrison SA, Sillett TS, Caldwell L, Wheeler SS, Barker CM, Cummings R, Reisen WK. 2011. Surveillance for West Nile virus and vaccination of free-ranging Island Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma insularis) on Santa Cruz Island, California. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis  11: 1063-1068.

Carney RM, Ahearn SC, McConchie A, Glaser C, Jean C, Barker CM, Park BK, Padgett K, Kramer VL. 2011. Early warning system for West Nile virus risk areas, California, USA. Emerg Inf Dis  17: 1445-1454.

Barker CM, Kramer VL, Reisen WK. 2010. Decision support system for mosquito and arbovirus control in California. Earthzine: an IEEE publication fostering earth observation and global awareness http://www.earthzine.org/2010/09/24/decision-support-system-for-mosquito....

Barker CM, Johnson WO, Eldridge BF, Park BK, Melton FS, Reisen WK. 2010. Temporal connections between Culex tarsalis abundance and transmission of western equine encephalomyelitis virus in California. Am J Trop Med Hyg  82: 1185-1193.

Barker CM, Eldridge BF, Reisen WK. 2010. Seasonal abundance patterns of Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in California. J Med Entomol  47: 759-768.

Kwan JL, Kluh S, Madon MB, Nguyen DV, Barker CM, Reisen WK. 2010. Sentinel chicken seroconversions track tangential transmission of West Nile virus to humans in the greater Los Angeles area. Am J Trop Med Hyg  83: 1137-1145.

Eisen L, Barker CM, Moore CG, Pape WJ, Winters AM, Cheronis N. 2010. Irrigated agriculture is an important risk factor for West Nile virus disease in the hyperendemic Larimer-Boulder-Weld area of north-central Colorado. J Med Entomol  47: 939-951.

Reisen WK, Thiemann T, Barker CM, Lu H, Carroll B, Fang Y, Lothrop HD. 2010. Effects of warm winter temperature on the abundance and gonotrophic activity of Culex  (Diptera: Culicidae) in California. J Med Entomol  47: 230-237. 

 

Dennis W. Wilson, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dennis W. Wilson, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 1044 Haring Hall
Lab: 2150 Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-0158 or 754-8714
E-mail: dwwilson@ucdavis.edu
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Eliska Rejmánková, Ph.D.

Eliska Rejmánková, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office: 3130 Wickson Hall
Lab: 3101 Wickson Hall
Phone: (530) 752-5433
E-mail: erejmankova@ucdavis.edu

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Gregory C. Lanzaro, Ph.D.

Gregory C. Lanzaro, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Director, UC Malaria Research and Control Group
Office and Lab: Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-5652
Lab: (530) 754-8542
E-mail: gclanzaro@ucdavis.edu
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Holly B. Ernest, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Holly B. Ernest, D.V.M., Ph.D.Assistant Professor-in-residence, Department of Population Health and Reproduction

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Phone: (530) 752-8245
E-mail: hbernest@ucdavis.edu
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Ian A. Gardner, Ph.D.

Ian A. Gardner, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 2415A Tupper Hall
Lab: 1317 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-6992
E-mail: iagardner@ucdavis.edu
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Janet E. Foley, D.V.M., Ph.D.

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Jeffrey L. Stott, Ph.D.

Jeffrey L. Stott, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 2056 Haring Hall
Lab: 2054 Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-2543
E-mail: jlstott@ucdavis.edu
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Jerold H. Theis, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Jerold H. Theis, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 3155 Tupper Hall
Lab: 3227 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-3427
E-mail: jhtheis@ucdavis.edu
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John E. Madigan , D.V.M., MS

John E. Madigan , D.V.M., MSProfessor, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 3105 Tupper Hall
Lab: 3110 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-6513
E-mail: jemadigan@ucdavis.edu
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José V. Torres, Ph.D.

José V. Torres, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 3134 Tupper Hall
Lab: 3137 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 752-3157
E-mail: jvtorres@ucdavis.edu
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Kathryn DeRiemer, Ph.D., MPH

Kathryn DeReimer, Ph.D., MPH Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Building MS1-C

Phone: (530) 754-5989
E-mail: kderiemer@ucdavis.edu
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Kent K. C. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Kent K. C. Lloyd, D.V.M., Ph.D. Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Center for Comparative Medicine
Office: Room 2004, Center for Comparative Medicine
Lab: Room 2035, Center for Comparative Medicine
Phone: (530) 752-5490 or 752-7974
E-mail: kclloyd@ucdavis.edu
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Lynn S. Kimsey, Ph.D.

Lynn S. Kimsey, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Director, Bohart Museum of Entomology
Office: 1124 Academic Surge
Lab: 1124 Academic Surge
Phone: (530) 752-5373
E-mail: lskimsey@ucdavis.edu
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N. James MacLachlan, D.V.M., Ph.D.

N. James MacLachlan, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office and lab: 1112 Haring
Phone: (530) 754-8124
E-mail: njmaclachlan@ucdavis.edu
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Patricia Ann Conrad, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Patricia Ann Conrad, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 2113 Haring Hall
Labs: 2111, 2126 and 1139 Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-7210
E-mail: paconrad@ucdavis.edu
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Robert K. Washino, Ph.D.

Robert K. Washino, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus and former Chair, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office address: 367C Briggs
Phone: (530) 752-0492
E-mail: rkwashino@ucdavis.edu
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Satya Dandekar, Ph.D.

Satya Dandekar, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Office: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Tupper Hall, Room 3146
Lab: Genome and Biomedical Sciences Building
Room 5511
Phone: (530) 752-3409
E-mail: sdandekar@ucdavis.edu
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Sharon P. Lawler, Ph.D.

Sharon P. Lawler, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office and Lab: 394 Briggs Hall
Phone: (530) 754-8341
E-mail: splawler@ucdavis.edu
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Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D.

Shirley Luckhart, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

School of Medicine, UC Davis

Office: 3437 Tupper Hall
Lab: 3433, 3456, 3439, 3480 Tupper Hall
Phone: (530) 754-6963
E-mail: sluckhart@ucdavis.edu
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Stephen W. Barthold, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Stephan W. Barthold Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Director, Center for Comparative Medicine

Office: Room 2001, Center for Comparative Medicine
Lab: Rooms 1021 and 1027, Center for Comparative Medicine
Phone: (530) 752-1245
E-mail: swbarthold@ucdavis.edu

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Thomas J. Zavortink, Ph.D.

Thomas J. Zavortink, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Bohart Museum of Entomology

Affiliate, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office: 1124 Academic Surge
Lab: 1124 Academic Surge

Phone: (530) 752-0492
E-mail: tjzavortink@ucdavis.edu
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Thomas W. Scott, Ph.D.

Thomas W. Scott, Ph.D.Professor, Department of Entomology

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Director, Mosquito Research Laboratory
Office: 49 Briggs
Lab: 38 and 55 Briggs
Phone: (530) 754-4196
E-mail: twscott@ucdavis.edu
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Walter M. Boyce, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Walter Boyce, D.V.M., Ph.D.Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Co-Director, Wildlife Health Center
Office: Wildlife Health Center, TB 128
Lab: 2105 Haring Hall
Phone: (530) 752-1401
E-mail: wmboyce@ucdavis.edu
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Walter S. Leal, Ph.D.

Walter S. Leal, Ph.D.Professor and Chair, Department of Entomology

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Office and Lab: 37 Briggs Hall
Phone: (530) 752-7755
E-mail: wsleal@ucdavis.edu
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William K. Reisen, Ph.D.

William Reisen

Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Research Entomologist, Center for Vectorborne Diseases
Office: Center for Vectorborne Diseases, Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0124
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Biography and Curriculum Vitae

William Reisen Research entomologist William K. Reisen is a full-time faculty member with the UC Davis Center for Vectorborne Diseases (CVEC) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis.

 

At CVEC, Dr. Reisen directs the Arbovirus Research Program and participates in the Environmental Assessment and Information Technology Program (EAIT).

 

Expertise: Mosquito and vectorborne disease ecology

 

Research focus: Population ecology of mosquitoes and their vertebrate hosts in relation to the epidemiology, surveillance and control of mosquito-borne pathogens

 

Grants: He receives grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NASA, and the UC Mosquito Research Program, and support from the Coachella Valley, Greater Los Angeles County, Kern, and Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control Districts (MVCD).

 

Contact Information:
E-mail: wkreisen@ucdavis.edu
Office: CVEC, Old Davis Road, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0124
Fax: (530) 754-6360

 

Education:

  • B.S. in agriculture (entomology - plant pathology), University of Delaware, Newark
  • M.S. in zoology from Clemson University, Clemson, S. C. His supporting field: Experimental Statistics. His thesis: “Some ecological relationships of the organic drift in Prater’s Creek, Pickens County, South Carolina.”
  • Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. Supporting fields: medical microbiology, ecology. Dissertation: “The ecology of larval black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in a south central Oklahoma stream.” Areas of academic concentration: entomology, plant and animal ecology, microbiology including plant pathology, experimental statistics (including computer science), and chemistry.

 

Professional Experience:

1967-1968: Research assistant, Clemson University; Duties: Monitoring organochloride insecticide residues in fish and aquatic insects.

1968: Teaching Assistant, Clemson University; Course taught: Animal Ecology; Research: Stream ecology and fish feeding behavior.

1969-1971: Captain, U.S. Air Force; Assignments: Epidemiological Laboratory, Lackland AFB, Texas, and 5 th Epidemiological Flight, Manila and 1st Medical Service Wing, Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines; Duties: Vector-borne disease surveillance and control programs on USAF Bases in Pacific Air Command. Temporary duty in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Okinawa, Thailand, Guam and Hawaii.

1971-1974: Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Courses taught: Introductory Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Ecology, and Parasitology; Research: Simuliid demography, stream ecology, rodent and bat ectoparasites.

1974-1975: Research Associate, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore; Research: Blood feeding behavior and larval intraspecific competition in Anopheles stephensi.

1975-1980: Assistant Professor of International Medicine at the Pakistan Medical Research Centre, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Lahore, Pakistan; Research: Population ecology and bionomics of Pakistan mosquitoes and their relation to pathogen transmission; experimentation towards the application of genetical systems for mosquito control.

1980-1995: Research Entomologist and Director, Arbovirus Field Station, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Research: Population ecology, bionomics, genetics and vector competence of Culex tarsalis in relation to arbovirus ecology and control in California.

1995-present: Research Entomologist, Director, Arbovirus Field Station, Center for Vectoborne Disease Research, Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis; Research: Population ecology of Culex tarsalis and other mosquitoes and their vertebrate hosts in relation to the epidemiology, surveillance and control of arboviruses.

 

Professional Activities:
  • Society Memberships
    • American Mosquito Control Association
    • Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
    • Entomological Society of America, Society for Vector Ecology
    • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Offices held in Societies
    • 1988 - present: Co-editor or Subject Editor, Journal of Medical Entomology, Entomological Society of America
    • 1989 - 1992: Vice President, President-elect and President, Society for Vector Ecology
    • 1989 - 1994: American Committee on Medical Entomology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • 1990 - 2001: Chairman, Disease Control Subcommittee, California Mosquito and Vector Control Association
    • 1994 - 1998: Member, Exotic Genome Committee, American Mosquito Control Association
    • 1994 - present: Member and Chair, Vector Control Advisory Committee, California Department of Public Health
    • 1996 - 1998: Secretary, Chairman elect and Chairman, Section D, Entomological Society of America
    • 1999: Member, Awards Committee, Society for Vector Ecology
    • 1999 - 2004: Chairman, Editorial Board, Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
    • 2000 - present: Assistant Editor, Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases
    • 2000 - present: Member, West Nile working group, California Department of Public Health
    • 2001 - 2002: Chair, Nominations Committee, Society for Vector Ecology
    • 2001 - 2005: Member, West Nile Task Force, Kern County
    • 2001 - present: Chairman, Vector and Vector-borne Disease Committee, Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
    • 2004: Chair, Publications Council, Entomological Society of America
    • 2004: Member, Nomination committee, Society for Vector Ecology
    • 2005: Member, Reeves’ Student award committee, Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
  • Honors
    • Arthur T. Bragg Award for outstanding research in natural history, University of Oklahoma, 1974
    • Lifetime Award for Achievement in Medical Entomology, Society for Vector Ecology, 2001
    • Fellow, Entomological Society of America, 2003
    • Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Research, University of California, Davis, 2004
    • John N. Belkin Award for excellence in Vector Ecology, American Mosquito Control Association, 2006

 

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  • 2006
    • Reisen, WK, Y Fang and VM Martinez. Vector competence of Culiseta incidens and Culex thriambus for West Nile Virus. J. Amer. Mosq. Control. Assoc. [in review]
    • Fang, Y and WK Reisen. Previous infection West Nile or St Louis encephalitis viruses provides cross protection during reinfection in House finches. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. [in press]
    • Mahmood, M., RE Chiles, Y Fang, EN Green and WK Reisen. Dose, age and genotype effect Culex tarsalis [Diptera: Culicidae] vector competence for Western equine encephalomyelitis virus. J. Amer. Mosq. Control Assoc. [in press]
    • Reisen, WK, VM Martinez, Y Fang, S Garcia, S Ashtari, SS. Wheeler and BD Carroll. Role of California (Callipepla californica) and Gambel's (Callipepla gambelii) quail in the epidemiology of western equine encephalomyelitis, St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile viruses in California, Vector-borne and Zoonotic Dis. [in press]
    • Reisen, WK, CM Barker, R Carney, HD Lothrop, SS Wheeler, JL Wilson, MB Madon, R Takahashi, B Carroll, S Garcia, T Fang, M Shafii, S Ashtari, V Kramer, C Glaser, and Jean. Role of Corvids in the epidemiology of West Nile virus in Southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 43: 356-367
    • Reisen, WK, Y Fang, H Lothrop, V Martinez, J Wilson, P O'Connor, R Carney, B Cahoon-Young, M Shafii and AC Brault. Overwintering of West Nile virus in southern California. J. Med. Entomol. 43: 344-355.
    • Reisen, WK, Y Fang, and VM Martinez. Effects of temperature on the transmission of West Nile virus by Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 43: 309-317
  • 2005
    • Hull, J., A. Hull, WK Reisen, Y Fang, H Ernest. Variation in West Nile Virus Antibody Prevalence of Migrating and Wintering Hawks in Central California. Condor
    • Trevejo, RT, WK Reisen, G Yoshimura and WC Reeves. Detection of chicken antibodies to mosquito salivary gland antigens by enzyme immunoassay. J. Am. Mosq. Contr. Assoc. 21: 39-48.
    • Reisen, WK, SS Wheeler, S Yamamoto, Y Fang and S Garcia. Nesting ardeid colonies are not a focus of elevated West Nile virus activity in Southern California. Vector-borne Zoonotic Dis. 5: 258-266.
    • Reisen, WK, Y. Fang, and V.M. Martinez. Avian host and mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) vector competence determine the efficiency of West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis virus transmission. J. Med. Entomol. 42: 367-375.
    • Mahmood F, WK Reisen, RE Chiles and Y Fang. Western equine encephalomyelitis virus infection affects the life table characteristics of Culex tarsalis (Diptera: Culicidae). J. Med. Entomol. 41: 982-985.
  • 2004
    • Reisen,W., H Lothrop, R Chiles, M Madon, C Cossen, L Woods, S Husted, V Kramer, J Edman. Invasion of California by West Nile Virus. Emerg. Inf. Dis. 10: 1369 - 1378.
    • Mahmood,F., RE Chiles, Y Fang, CM Barker and WK Reisen. Role of nestling mourning doves and house finches as amplifying hosts of St. Louis encephalitis virus. J. Med. Entomol. 41: 965-972.
    • Reisen WK, Chiles RE, Martinez VM, Green EN, Fang Y. Encephalitis virus persistence in California birds: experimental infections in mourning doves (Zenaidura macroura). Med Entomol 41: 462-466.
    • Reisen WK, Chiles RE, Martinez VM, Y Fang, E Green, S Clark. Effect of dose on house finch infection with Western equine encephalomyelitis and St. Louis encephalitis viruses. J Med Entomol. 41: 978-981
    • Mahmood F, Fang Y, Green EN, Clark S, Reisen WK. Evaluation of methods for studying the vector competence of Culex tarsalis for western equine encephalomyelitis virus. J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20: 277-282.
    • Chiles RE, Green EN, Fang Y, Goddard L, Roth A, Reisen WK, Scott TW. Blinded laboratory comparison of in situ enzyme immunoassay, the VecTest wicking assay and a reverse transcription-polymeras chain reaction assay to detect mosquitoes infected with West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis viruses. J Med Entomol 41: 539-544.
    • Nelson, DM, IA Gardner, RE Chiles, UB Balasuriya, BF Eldridge, TW Scott, WK Reisen and NJ Maclachan. Prevalence of antibodies against Saint Louis encephalitis and Jamestown Canyon viruses in California horses. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Inf. Dis. 27: 209-215.