Join us for Science Pub BING, an online science forum on June 9 at 7pm
Ticks in our Town: What every Northeasterner needs to know
Join Dr. Amanda Roome, Bassett Research Institute, for a conversation and Q &A on ticks and how to prepare for summer.
Everyone’s ready to get outside –– especially this year. If the spread of tick-borne disease has you worried, you’re not alone. But before you miss the beauty of the great Northeast in spring, let’s turn to science to explore:
- Tick-borne diseases in our area
- Seasonal hazards of exposure
- Risk factors of Lyme disease
- How to work safely outdoors
- The role that deer and opossums play
Enjoy this science pub from the comfort of your home.
Dr. Amanda Roome is a Research Scientist at the Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, NY. She has performed extensive field and laboratory research on tick-borne diseases in New York State since 2012, and has recently begun expanding her research throughout the Northeast. Her research explores the risk of exposure to Lyme and other tick-borne pathogens, risk factors associated with Lyme infection, quality of life changes resulting from acute or chronic Lyme infection, and the occupational hazards of tick-borne disease exposure in forestry workers.