The Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory (Connally Lab) was established in 2011 is located at WCSU's Midtown Campus. in Danbury, CT. The lab is directed by Dr. Neeta Connally, a medical entomologist and associate professor in the WCSU Dept. of Biological & Environmental Sciences. Our work focuses primarily upon the prevention of Lyme and other infectious diseases transmitted by blacklegged ticks in the northeastern United States. In particular, we study how diseases can be prevented peridomestically (in one's own backyard) by manipulating the landscape, interfering with the tick life cycle, or by changing patterns of human behavior. Our goal is to help inform future science-based prevention efforts to reduce Lyme and other tick-associated illnesses in the northeastern US. Students are vital to helping the laboratory function. More than 40 undergraduate students have contributed to WCSU Tick Lab projects since 2011. You can check out our team here.
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