Megan Wise de Valdez

Megan Wise de Valdez

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

210-784-2218   |mwisedev@tamusa.edu

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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 3104 504 Research Experience in Biology Summer 2021

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BIOL 4304 504 Undergrad Research in Biology Summer 2021

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