- Assistant Research Scientist - Dr. Gabriel Hamer
- HPCT 515, College Station
- Undergraduate Education
- D.V.M., Federal University of Minas Gerais
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Parasitology, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Areas of Expertise
- Wildlife diseases
- Zoonotic diseases
- Medical entomology
- Veterinary entomology
Francisco Ferreira, DVM and PhD, is an assistant research scientist in the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University. His research uses field and laboratory techniques to investigate wildlife diseases, mainly those transmitted by arthropod vectors. Dr. Ferreira has analyzed the effects of habitat modification in disease transmission, including pathogen spillover from domestic animals to free-ranging birds. He also utilizes next generation techniques such as metagenomics and transcriptomics to understand pathogens-host-vectors interactions. Dr. Ferreira recently joined Dr. Gabriel Hamer’s laboratory to gain experience on diagnostic techniques to detect zoonotic viruses and evidence of viral exposure in animals.
More background information about Dr. Ferreira, as well as his full résumé, can be found in his personal website: https://franciscocferreira.weebly.com/. Feel free to reach out to him also via Twitter @FranciscoCFJ.