Current Research projects

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1. Effect of co-infection on the clinical outcome of Lyme disease.


2. Impact of ecological changes on geographic expansion of Powassan virus and other tick borne diseases  in Upstate New York.


3. Ticks and tick borne diseases surveillance in Upstate New York.


4. Tick determinants of Powassan virus transmission.


5.  Arthropod-virus-host interface: Nidus of arbovirus transmission. 


6. The effect of mosquito salivary factors on Chikungunya and  Zika virus infection and dissemination.


7. Development of tick transmission model for Heartland virus pathogenesis.


8. Ecology of Infectious Diseases