Joining the Lab

Lab News

April 2012

Brian and colleagues received a pilot grant from the Keck Futures Initiative to conduct research on the the transmission of Chagas disease by kissing bugs in South America. This project will be a new collaboration between Brian, Ricardo Gurtler from the University of Buenos Aires, and Joel Cohen from the Rockefeller University.
January 2012

Dr. Andrew Mackay has joined the Allan lab from the CDC in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he has been studying the ecology of Dengue transmission. Andrew will develop several projects revolving around environmental change and the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases in the Midwestern U.S. Welcome, Andrew!

Also, an article by Brian and Alexa Fritzsche was accepted for publication in the journal "EcoHealth" - way to go, Alexa!

September 2011
Brian and collaborator Felicia Keesing (Bard College) received a pilot grant from the Research Board at UIUC to begin research on ticks and tick-borne diseases in African savannas. Brian and Felicia will travel to Kenya in July, 2012, to begin collecting data.