Welcome to the new Dr. Mosquito!


I am an assistant professor at the University of Texas - Pan American and the current assistant department chair of the Biology Department.  Prior to that, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Florida Medical Entomology laboratory, part of the University of Florida system.  I received my Ph.D. in 2004 from Clark University in Worcester, MA. 

West Nile virus was found in the lower Rio Grande Valley in 2012.  A brief fact sheet is available here.

Locally acquired dengue virus cases were reported in South Texas in 2013.

Christopher Vitek, Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Christopher Vitek

Biology Department, University of Texas - Pan American

SCIE 2.324

SCIE 2.412 (lab)

956-665-2845 (Office phone)