The Medical Entomology Program integrates evolutionary, ecological, virological, epidemiological, and molecular research on invasive and disease transmitting mosquitoes. The laboratory also directly assists mosquito abatement and public health organizations in Illinois by confirming the presence of West Nile virus in mosquito pools and comparing West Nile virus detection techniques.
The Wildlife Veterinary Epidemiology Laboratory focuses on epidemiology, conservation, restoration and preservation of Natural Resources while encouraging a responsible response to societal needs concerning disease impacts to human, livestock and wildlife health. Research projects include Chronic Wasting Disease, Lyme Disease, and Toxoplasmosis.
INHS Researchers are leading research to detect the spread of White Nose Syndrome, a devastating disease of cave- and mine-hibernating bats, is caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans in Illinois.