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The city of Davis has issued a shelter in place request due to the COVID-19 virus. Up to date information can be found on  the UC Davis coronavirus information page and the VetMed Coronavirus Resources page

The Vector Genetics Laboratory at UC Davis is dedicated to research and training in the areas of population & molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics of insect vectors of human and animal disease. We have developed a program aimed at expanding knowledge that may be applied to improving control of disease vectors and that also addresses problems of interest in the field of evolutionary genetics.

We are currently engaged in a range of projects, but our major research focus is on vectors of malaria in Africa.

The research programs within the Vector Genetics Laboratory are directed by Gregory Lanzaro, a professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) of the School of Veterinary Medicine (VM), Anton Cornel, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, and Yoosook Lee, Asst. Researcher in VM: PMI.

Recent News

June 17. 2020
New job posting for Scientific Program Manager

April 6. 2020
Dr. Lanzaro has posted a blog post for Hanno’s Nature Communications paper here https://go.nature.com/3dZOoIB

Undergraduate Research Program

Hey Undergrads, are you interested in a position in a research lab?
Our annual undergraduate interest seminar is held each year in May for UC Davis undergrads interested in joining our lab. The interest seminar provides an opportunity to learn about the research being conducted in the VGL, to hear about opportunities offered to participating students, and to arrange an interview for admission into the VGL Undergraduate Research Program. Learn more

The 2020 interest meeting has been scheduled! Please go to the undergraduate research page for details.