COMMERCE AND CONTAGION: VECTORS THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

COMMERCE AND CONTAGION:
VECTORS THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
2:30-5:00 PM
Ackerson Hall 106
Rutgers University-Newark, NJ

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PROGRAM

2:30-2:50PM   Introduction     
Nukhet Varlik, PhD, History, Rutgers University, Newark

2:50-3:10PM “The Unknown Vectors of the Black Death”        
Monica Green, PhD, History, Arizona State University

3:10-3:30PM  “Flaviviruses: The Out of Africa Phenomenon”     
Alan D.T. Barrett, PhD, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development,University of Texas Medical Branch, and WHO Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training for Emerging Infectious Diseases

3:30-3:50PM “Cockroaches and the Spread of Pathogens”       
Jessica Ware, PhD, Biology, Rutgers University, Newark

3:50-4:10PM   “Anthropogenic Transport of Invasive Insects and the Consequences for Non-human Organisms”     
John Cambridge, Entomology, Rutgers, New Brunswick; Public Health, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

4:10-5:00PM  Discussion

Organized by the working group "Zoonosis and Society: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Animal-to-Human Disease,” this forum brings together experts from different disciplines, including history, microbiology, evolutionary biology, and entomology to discuss the role of vectors in spreading disease across time and space.

The event is free of charge and open to public.

Sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey