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Wednesday Nite @ the Lab this week: Susan Paskewitz on tick-borne disease

Susan Paskewitz

This week’s Wednesday Nite @ the Lab will feature Susan Paskewitz, professor of entomology. Come by at 7 p.m. for “New Tricks for Old Ticks: Tick-borne Disease in Wisconsin” and learn about the biology of deer and wood ticks, the types of tick-borne diseases that occur in Wisconsin and current trends in tick distribution and abundance and disease prevalence. Paskewitz will also talk about ongoing research on tick control and disease ecology.

Paskewitz is a medical entomologist, and her research focuses on insects and ticks that transmit diseases to humans. She is currently working with the State of Wisconsin to examine recent changes in tick abundance and distribution and to understand the factors affecting the prevalence of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases.

The program begins Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 1111, Genetics/Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall.

WN@tL is organized by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Science Alliance @ UW-Madison, and by BioTrek, the outreach program of the Biotechnology Center at UW-Madison/Extension.

Unable to attend WN@tL? Watch the program online at http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/webcams.

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