- Sarah Hamer
- Assistant Professor Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
Ecology and Epidemiology of Vector-borne Zoonotic Diseases
Sarah Hamer is a veterinary ecologist who studies emerging vector-borne diseases at the interface of domestic animal, wildlife, and human health. The Hamer Laboratory combines field and molecular approaches to understand how pathogens are maintained in nature. We aim to identify aspects of enzootic cycles that can be targeted to reduce disease risk. Currently we study tick-borne diseases, wild birds as dispersers of vectors and pathogens, and Chagas disease in the southern United States.