The SUNY Center for Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) strives to promote interdisciplinary
research (basic, translational, and clinical) and education among SUNY Upstate Medical
University and SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry faculty with research focused
on tick & mosquito-borne diseases and other zoonotic diseases.
The primary goals of the SUNY Center for Vector-Borne Diseases (CVBD) are to:
- Facilitate and promote interdisciplinary and interinstitutional research (basic, translational, and Clinical) on broad aspects of tick & mosquito-borne diseases such as but not limited to, Lyme disease, Powassan encephalitis, Ehrlichiosis Anaplasmosis, West Nile virus encephalitis, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika virus disease, and other emerging zoonotic diseases.
- Facilitate developing and testing novel countermeasures to control/prevent (therapeutics and vaccines) tick and mosquito-borne diseases.
- Promote and support interdisciplinary education and training of graduate, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate students interested in tick and mosquito-borne diseases.
- Engage and educate the community on tick- and mosquito-borne diseases and how to protect from getting tick and mosquito bites.
tickMAP: A public health tool to track the emergence of ticks and tick-borne diseases in New York:
SUNY CVBD researchers are engaging with the community to track the emergence of
ticks and tick-borne diseases are at: www.nyticks.org. The data collected from this project is
used to develop a public health mapping tool (dashboard), the tickMAP [www.tickmap.org].
For additional information and collaborative opportunities, please contact Dr. Saravanan Thangamani, Director, SUNY Center for Vector-Borne Diseases.