Our studies in tsetse and trypanosome biology have strong links with scientists in Africa. Our collaborations with National Livestock Research Institute (NaLIRRI) in Uganda focus on the population genetics of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes, the main vector of both rhodesiense and gambiense diseases. We are working to understand the role of the tsetse genetic components as well as symbiotic fauna in disease transmission (see link Yale-NaLIRRI collaboration). We also have a training program in collaboration with Trypanosomiasis Research Center (TRC) in Kenya. In this program, we are working to build capacity in Africa on tsetse genomics, population genetics to understand its vectorial capacity (see link Yale-East Africa Training Program).