Megan Wise de Valdez

Megan Wise de Valdez

Associate Professor
College Of Arts And Sciences
Department of Life Sciences
SciTech 311N

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My current area of research focuses on the urban ecology of mosquitoes, particularly those of medical and veterinary importance.  I am interested in neighborhood predictors of adult mosquito distribution and abundance such as housing conditions, socioeconomic status, proximity to urban centers, and population density.  I also have a strong background in parasitology, specifically the ecological drivers of transmission dynamics and parasite-induced behavioral alterations of hosts. My most recent research pairs these interests: I will be evaluating potential socioeconomic determinates of heartworm prevalence in dogs and their mosquito vectors.

Courses Teaching

Subject Number Section Description Term Syllabus
BIOL 4409 01L Biology of Disease Vectors Lab Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 5470 1 Special Graduate Topics in Bio Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 4409 1 Biology of Disease Vectors Spring 2022 Syllabi
BIOL 5470 600 Special Graduate Topics in Bio Spring 2022 Syllabi