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Gabriel Hamer

Hamer, Gabriel
Gabriel Hamer
Associate Professor
Heep Center Room 515
(979) 862-4067
Undergraduate Education
B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Graduate Education
M.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois
Ph.D. Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University

Professional Summary

Gabriel Hamer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Entomology. His research and teaching broadly investigates the ecology and control of infectious diseases of humans, wild animals, and domestic animals, with particular attention to those transmitted by arthropod vectors (e.g. mosquitoes, ticks, kissing bugs). He has studied vector-host interactions that lead to parasite amplification and increased disease risk. He also develops and evaluates vector control approaches aimed at reducing human and animal disease.

Hamer uses multidisciplinary tools to study these complex disease systems, including molecular biology, landscape epidemiology, immunology, and modeling. A goal of his research is to elucidate mechanisms of transmission across space and time that facilitate management of diseases with effective intervention and preventative strategies. In the past 10 years while at TAMU, he has attracted over $5M dollars in support attributable to his research program from diverse sponsors. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, is a Subject Editor for the Journal of Medical Entomology, and past Chair of the American Committee of Medical Entomology.

Research Areas of Expertise

Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology, Disease Ecology, Zoonotic Diseases, Vector-borne Diseases, One Health

Selected Publications

Juarez, J. G., S. Garcia-Luna, L. F. Chaves, E. Carbajal, E. Valdez, C. Avila, W. Tang, E. Martin, R. Barrera, R. Hemme, J. P. Mutebi, N. Vuong, B. Roark, C. R. Maupin, I. E. Badillo-Vargas, G. L. Hamer. 2020. Dispersal of female and male Aedes aegypti from discarded container habitats using a stable isotope mark-capture study design in South Texas. Nature Scientific Reports. 10:6803.

Olson, M. F., J. G. Juarez, M. U. G. Kraemer, J. P. Messina, G. L. Hamer. 2021. Global patterns of aegyptism without arbovirus. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 15(5): e0009397.

Juarez, J. G., L. F. Chaves, S. Garcia-Luna, E. Martin, I. Badillo-Vargas, M. C. I. Medeiros, G. L. Hamer. 2021. Variable coverage in an Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap intervention impacts efficacy of Aedes aegypti control. Journal of Applied Ecology. 58: 2075-2086.

Hamer SA, Pauvolid-Corrêa A, Zecca IB, Davila E, Auckland LD, Roundy CM, Tang W, Torchetti M, Killian ML, Jenkins-Moore M, Mozingo K, Akpalu Y, Ghai RR, Spengler JR, Behravesh CB, Fischer RSB, Hamer GL. 2021. Natural SARS-CoV-2 infections, including virus isolation, among serially tested cats and dogs in households with confirmed human COVID-19 cases in Texas, USA. Viruses. 13: 938.

Davila, E., N. A. Fernandez-Santos, J. G. Estrada-Franco, L. Wei, J. A. Agular-Duran, M. J. Lopez-Lopez, R. Solis-Hernandez, R. Garcia-Miranda, D. D. Valazquez-Ramirez, J. Torres-Romero, S. Arellano Chavez, R. Cruz-Cadena, R. Navarro-Lopez, A. A. Perez de Leon, C. Guichard-Romero, E. Martin, W. Tang, M. Frank, M. Borucki, M. J. Turell, A. Pauvolid-Correa, M. A. Rodriguez-Perez, H. Ochoa-Diaz-Lopez, S. A. Hamer, G. L. Hamer. 2022. Utility of domestic dogs as effective sentinels for WNV transmission, but not Aedes-borne flavivirus transmission, in Mexico. Emerging Infectious Diseases.