Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory (Connally Research Lab)
The Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory (Connally Lab) was established in 2011 is located at WCSU's Midtown Campus in Danbury, CT. Our work focuses 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 teamhere. If you are a student interested in tick ecology research, visit our Get Involved page. We are seeking applications for 2023 summer student research positions.
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