The Vector Biology Research Group

at Texas A&M

The Vector Biology Research Group at Texas A&M University is made up of a cadre of diverse faculty in the Department of Entomology and Veterinary Pathology who are united by their interest in insects that transmit human, animal or plant diseases. Our work spans mosquitoes, flies ticks and aphids, and includes the fields of ecology and behavior, molecular biology, toxicology, evolutionary genetics, transgenesis and genomics. Currently, our group consists of 11 faculty, 16 graduate students, and 6 post-docs.

About us

Opportunities (current as of  1/10/2015)

A post-doctoral position is available in the Slotman lab to conduct NIH-funded research into the genomics of host seeking behavior of Anopheles gambiae. For more details see the full position announcement.pdf (10/30/2014)

Three positions are available in the lab of Dr. Giri Athrey at Texas A&M University – one postdoctoral research associate position and two PhD student positions. The main foci of the Athrey lab is to use field sampling and experimental approaches coupled with genomic and bioinformatics tools to answer questions in infectious disease evolution, immunogenetics, and the genetic basis of complex traits. For more information see our opportunities page.

A postdoctoral position is available in Gabriel Hamer’s Lab at the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University.  The successful candidate will contribute to research studying multiple aspects of vector-borne and zoonotic disease ecology (  Projects will integrate field, molecular, and quantitative techniques to understand and manage vector-borne diseases