Charluz Arocho, serves as a research specialist at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, assisting with field research for arthropod-borne diseases, specifically those focused on the Cattle Fever Tick portfolio in the Institute.
Arocho assists in the design, planning, implementation and coordination of experiments in support of various research projects in the IIAD industry portfolio related to Cattle Fever Ticks for antiparasitic treatments and vaccine development, or analysis. She also aids in the development of new proposal concepts related to arthropod-borne disease research. Her responsibilities include evaluation, selection, and application of standard techniques for routine research, as well as recording and analyzing detailed data. In addition, she trains and supervises undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other laboratories, technical staff, or field staff involved in research.
Arocho holds a Bachelor of Animal Science with an associate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. She is currently pursuing a Master in Veterinary Entomology from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.