Jeremy V. Camp, Ph.D.

B.S. Zoology, Auburn University, Alabama, USA

M.S. Biology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA

Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

 

Mosquito-arbovirus ecology

My research focuses on the ecology of zoonotic RNA viruses, particularly mosquito-borne viruses. My collaborators and I integrate zoological and virological approaches to ask questions about how viruses persist in the environment (in foci of transmission) to better understand and predict spillover events into humans.

I lead three main research projects at the VetMedUni in Vienna:

  • Transmission ecology of a sylvatic West Nile virus 1 (lineage 4) which involves a unique ecological association between its vector (Uranotaenia unguiculata, Diptera:Culicidae) and anuran hosts.
  • Urban Culex mosquitoes and the transmission of West Nile virus 2 and Usutu virus 3. This project focuses on identifying and predicting spillover based on microhabitat associations of mosquito vectors in the urban environment. The underlying motivation is the development of a novel mosquito control method for Culex mosquitoes in urban areas. (funded by "Hochschuljubiläumsstiftung der Stadt Wien")
  • Transmission ecology of a European California encephalitis orthobunyavirus, Tahyna virus, which is transmitted by floodwater mosquitoes. In addition to defining vertebrate amplifying hosts 4 and vector species, vector competence experiments have revealed an interesting phenotype of the virus in invasive mosquito species.

 

In addition, I maintain an active research collaboration with Colleen Jonsson (University of Tennessee Health Science Center) and Robert Owen (Texas Tech University) on rodent-borne hantavirus ecology 5.

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