Philip M. Armstrong, PhD
Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Jeffrey R. Powell, PhD
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, CT.

John Soghigian, PhD
North Carolina State University. Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jessen Havill, PhD
IMG_9510Denison University, OH. Computer Science.

Professor of Computer Science at Denison University and the founding Director of Denison’s interdisciplinary Data Analytics major.  Dr. Havill teaches courses across the computer science curriculum, as well as an interdisciplinary elective in Computational Biology.  In 2009, he developed a new problem-first, project-oriented introductory computer science course that led to the publication in 2016 of Discovering Computer Science: Interdisciplinary Problems, Principles, and Python Programming.  He was awarded the college’s highest teaching honor, the Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award, in 2013.  Dr. Havill’s primary research interest is in the development and analysis of online algorithms. In addition, he has collaborated with colleagues in biology and geosciences to develop computational tools to support research and teaching in those fields. Dr. Havill earned his bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary.

Andrés Gómez-Palacio, PhD
Associated Professor of genetic and evolution at the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC)

Dr. Gómez-Palacio’s interest involves population genetics and phylogeography of vector-borne diseases, particularly of kissing bugs and mosquitoes. Most of his work focusses on investigating evolutionary trends of disease vectors, evidence of incipient speciation, population structure and dispersal.



Paul E. Turner, PhD
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, CT.

Nathan P. Havill, PhD
USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, Hamden, CT.

Gisella A. Caccone, PhD
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, CT.

Douglas (Doug) E. Brackney, PhD
Department of Environmental Sciences. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Barry W. Alto, PhD
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory. University of Florida.

Cassandra Gonzalez Acosta, MS.
Jefa del Departamento de Dengue
Programa de Enfermedades Transmitidas por Vector
Centro Nacional de Programas Preventivos y Control de Enfermedades