The WCSU Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory (Connally Lab) is located within the $40M Science Building at WCSU's Midtown Campus. 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 are interested in 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. 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.
Science Building 139 Western Connecticut State University Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences 181 White Street Danbury, CT 06810