Couret Lab

Ixodid Ticks

We are exploring the vector-pathogen-host interactions of Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete bacteria which causes Lyme disease in humans, and its arthropod host, Ixodes scapularis. Specifically, we examine the impacts of B. burgdoferi on tick fitness under different environmental conditions and consequences for Lyme disease transmission.

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