Vazquez-Prokopec Lab

Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec

Sponsored Research 

  • Qunatifying heterogeneity in dengue transmission dynamics and control. NIH
  • The eco-evolutionary dynamics of insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Ministry of Education of Mexico and Emory Global Health Institute.
  • Urban Ecology of West Nile Virus in Atlanta, GA. Emory Global Health Institute.
  • Macro-ecology of Infectious Diseases. NSF and NIH

Goal of theVazquez-Prokopec Lab

  • Our research focuses on four major vector-borne diseases of global health importance (Chagas disease, West Nile virus, dengue virus and malaria) and aims to answer the following questions:
  • How spatial heterogeneity and land-use patterns in urban and rural ecosystems determine patterns of vector distribution and pathogen transmission?
  • What is the contribution of host and vector movement to the dynamics of pathogen transmission?  
  • By identifying how vector borne diseases are distributed and maintained, how can we develop improved vector control and surveillance strategies?