1669. Entomology and Envenomation: What the Clinician Needs to Know
Session: Meet-the-Professor Session: Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites and Other Creatures
Saturday, October 6, 2018: 7:35 AM
Room: S 151-153
Dawn Wesson, PhD, Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, NEW ORLEANS, LA

Dawn M. Wesson, PhD., has 27 years of experience of working in the areas of medical entomology and vector biology which has led to her role as a principal investigator on many research projects on vector-borne diseases (particularly Zika, dengue and West Nile viruses and Chagas disease). Her funders include NIH, CDC, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her research interests include the ecology of arbovirus and Chagas disease transmission, host-pathogen co-evolution, development of novel vector control strategies and tools, and examining the effects of vector-borne pathogen infection on human pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Wesson has worked on vector-borne pathogen control programs in Peru and Colombia, and collaborated on projects in several other countries. She is fluent in English and semi-fluent in Spanish. She is an instructor of undergraduate and graduate courses on vector biology and public health. She has mentored more than 180 students (BSPH, MSPH and PhD), and post-doctoral researchers, and presented medical entomology training to more than 900 graduate and undergraduate students in classroom settings.


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