The Magalhaes Public Health Entomology Lab, based in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University, conducts research on pathogens transmitted by mosquitoes, in particular arboviruses, and the diseases they cause. Our research projects involve aspects such as mosquito-virus-host interactions, and disease epidemiology and ecology.
The projects are focused on Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses, which greatly impact human health, as well as Madariaga virus, a threat for human and animal health. Our objective is to better understand the various factors influencing the transmission patterns of these viruses in endemic and non-endemic regions, so that we can better prepare for and control them. The Magalhaes group carries out lab and field research in the U.S. and in Brazil.