Sept. 11, 2019 Meeting

Please join us on Sept. 11, 2019 when Dr. Rayda Krell will present "Understanding Ticks in Fairfield County".

Most Connecticut citizens are aware that ticks can transmit disease-causing agents that make people sick, but many do not know when and where ticks are most prevalent, what ticks look like, and the different types of ticks that are present in Connecticut. Dr. Rayda K. Krell will discuss basic tick biology and highlight tick research in Dr. Neeta Connally’s Tickborne Disease Prevention Laboratory at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. Dr. Krell will discuss science-based tick bite prevention practices and ongoing research to improve prevention practices.

Dr. Rayda K. Krell is an Assistant Professor in Biology at Western Connecticut State University. She has a Ph.D. in entomology from Iowa State University. Dr. Krell’s research has focused on understanding arthropods for the purposes of agricultural and medical pest management to improve human lives. At WCSU, Dr. Krell teaches a science communication class. She is very active in the Entomological Society of America and has served as a Science Policy Fellow among other roles. Dr. Krell’s research has often intersected with communication efforts to promote evidence-based decision-making.

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