Vectors and Vector-Host Relationships
My laboratory is interested in arthropods affecting wild and domesticated animals. I assist in several projects dedicated to pest control using integrated approaches, as well as research on the ecology of several vectors and vector and pest hosts, such as the white-footed mouse, white-tailed deer, and American black bear. I am also running an independent research project, which focuses on evaluating the effects of subsequent infestations of black-legged ticks, deer ticks, and lone star ticks on white-footed mice.
Dr. Erica T. Machtinger, Department of Entomology
B.S. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences