NIAID conducts and supports a wide variety of vector research to reduce the spread of diseases and human suffering. Currently, the Vector Biology Research Program supports international and domestic research activities based in the laboratory as well as projects in the field.
NIAID focuses on research to better understand the relationship of vectors and their environment, the disease-causing pathogens transmitted by vectors, and interactions between the vector and the people and animals they bite and make sick (called hosts).
The following research areas are currently represented in the program:
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Last Updated February 19, 2016