Our Team

Meet the Crew

Dinglasan Lab Team

Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan

Principal Investigator

Dr. Dinglasan is a professor at the University of Florida, Associate Chair of Research in Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology and the Director, CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Diseases

Jasmine Ayers

PhD Student

Jasmine is a PhD candidate in the University of Florida biomedical sciences interdisciplinary program and a T32 predoctoral fellow
State: Connecticut
TEAM ARBO

Nicole Bender

Lab Manager/Staff

Nicole is the Lab Manager for the Dinglasan Lab. She leads several projects aiming to develop the AnAPN1 malaria transmission-blocking vaccine
State: Florida
TEAM MALARIA

Dr. Heather Coatsworth

Postdoctoral Associate

Heather completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University, CANADA, and is a Senior Postdoctoral Associate as part of the CDC SECVBD
TEAM ARBO LEAD

Dr. Tim Hamerly

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

Tim is currently a Senior Postdoctoral Associate in the Dinglasan Lab, joining the Johns Hopkins version of our lab in 2016
State: Minnesota
TEAM MALARIA LEAD

Trizah Koyi

PhD Student

Trizah is a PhD fellow of the Welllcome Trust-funded THRiVE consortium and a  doctoral student at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, KENYA (Co-mentor: Dr. B. Torto)
TEAM MALARIA

Alexandra Leyte-Vidal

Chemist/Staff

Alexandra is a Biological Scientist II in the Dinglasan Lab. Alex has extensive industry experience and holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Central Florida
State: Connecticut
TEAM MALARIA

Dr. Borja Lopez-Gutierrez

Postdoctoral Associate

Borja holds a PhD from his malaria genomics and glycomics training at ISGlobal in Barcelona, SPAIN
TEAM MALARIA

Kaci McCoy, MPH & TM

Center Program Coordinator

Kaci works in the Dinglasan Lab as the Center Program Coordinator of the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases
State: Minnesota
TEAM ARBO/TEAM MALARIA

Nicole Nazario

PhD Student

Nicole Nazario is a doctoral student at the Dinglasan Laboratory as part of a collaborative agreement with the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU), San Juan, Puerto Rico (US)
TEAM ARBO/TEAM MALARIA

Dr. Vincent Nyasembe

Postdoctoral Associate

Vincent holds a PhD in Medical Entomology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa including prior training at ICIPE, KENYA
TEAM MALARIA

Caroline Stephenson, MPH

PhD Student

Caroline is a PhD candidate in the Dinglasan Lab and the Lednicky Lab as part of a CDC SECVBD collaboration
State: Virginia
TEAM ARBO

Mary Florez

Undergraduate

Mary is a Microbiology and Cell Science major and undergraduate member of the Dinglasan Lab

Christy Waits

PhD Student

Christy holds an MS in Animal Science from the University of Florida. Her doctoral degree research is part of a CRADA with the Naval Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE)
State: Florida
TEAM ARBO

Paul Hartig

Center Program Administrator

Paul is the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Diseases Program Administrator.
State: Rock N Roll
TEAM ARBO/TEAM MALARIA

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