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David Vasquez Jr.

University of Georgia
Room 126, Odum School of Ecology
Athens, GA 30602

email: dvasquez@uga.edu

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  • Ph.D. Student, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
  • NSF-NRT: Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales, UGA
  • NIH Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program, University of Missouri
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech

Research Interests

  • Animal Behavior
  • Eco-immunology
  • Population-level Disease Modeling
  • Co-infection Dynamics

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
  • NSF Interdisciplinary Disease Ecology Across Scales Training Fellowship
  • Explorers Club Grant (2018)
  • IDEAS Research Grant (2017)
  • Missouri Department of Conservation Research Grant (2016)
  • Arthur Buikema Outstanding Senior Researcher Award for Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech (2015)

Selected Publications

  • Davis, A.K., Vasquez, D., LeFeuvre, J., Sims, C., Craft, M., and Vizurraga, A. 2017. Parasite manipulation of its host's physiological reaction to acute stress: experimental results from a natural beetle-nematode system. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
  • Vasquez, D., Willoughby, A., and Davis, A.K. 2015. Fighting while Parasitized: Can Nematode Infections Affect the Outcome of Staged Combat in Beetles? PLoS ONE 10(4):e0121614. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121614
  • Zaleski, D.P., Seifert, N.A., Steber, A.L., Muckle, M.T., Loomis, R.A., Corby, J.F., Martinez, O., Crabtree, K.N., Jewell, P.R., Hollis, J.M., Lovas, F.J., Vasquez, D., Nyiramahirwe, J., Sciortino, N., Johnson, K., McCarthy, M.C., Remijan, A.J., and Pate, B.H. 2013. Detection of E-Cyanomethanimine toward Sagittarius B2(N) in the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS survey. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 765, L10

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David Vasquez Jr.