NIAID supports a wide range of vector-related research, including activities to better understand the process of transmission of pathogens via arthropod vectors. As part of this effort, NIAID brings together investigators from the fields of vector biology, parasite immunology, and human immunology to dissect the complex process of pathogen transmission from the perspective of the human host, the arthropod vector, and the pathogen.
Areas of interest include
See examples of select articles of interest to the vector immunology research community. This list will be updated regularly and is limited to articles published by NIAID scientists and National Institutes of Health-funded researchers.
Summary of symposium:
The purpose of this session is to bring investigators with expertise in vector pathogen transmission, human immunology and parasite immune evasion together to explore new areas of investigation where these fields intersect. Our goal is to increase our understanding of how vector-derived factors affect immune responses and pathogenesis in the human host as well as pathogen transmission. The session will include scientific presentations and discussion to identify common areas of interest among the different fields represented, as well as gaps in knowledge that could help further our understanding of these interactions. The long term goal is to develop novel approaches to preventing transmission of vector-borne pathogens to humans.
Miriam Merad (Mount Sinai Medical Center)
Shaden Kamhawi (NIAID)
Donald Champagne (Univ. of GA)
John Andersen (NIAID)
Last Updated June 26, 2013