Students in Program

One of the designated emphasis students is Nicole Mans, recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, who is doing research in Peru.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)The Center for Vectorborne Diseases is the administrative home for the Designated Emphasis in Vector-Borne Diseases (DEVBD). It is an intergraduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of vector-borne diseases. Directed by UC Davis medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, the DEVBD includes training in the biology of both the vectors and the pathogens.


Current students:

  • Veronica Armijos
  • Jennifer Chau
  • Mary Beth Danforth
  • Anna Drexler
  • Elizabeth Glennon
  • Kelly Liebman
  • Brittany Nelms
  • Tara Roth



  • Christy Andrade
  • Brian Butler
  • Ashley Horton
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Scripps Institute, La Jolla, California, United States
  • Jennifer Kwan
    National Insitutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
  • Stanley Langevin
  • Payal Maharaj
  • Lisa Reimer
  • Win Surachetpong
    Assistant Professor
    Kesetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tara Thiemann
    Assistant Professor
    University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, United States
  • Sarah Wheeler
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Center for Vectorborne Diseases, UC Davis, Davis, California, United States
  • Jacklyn Wong
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States