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Lyme Wellness Initiative Events

Webinar: September 27, 2023 from 12 PM to 1 PM ETStaying Safe Outdoors: How Understanding Tick Biology Can Help You Avoid Lyme Disease

Are you an avid gardener? Do you run, hike, golf, or walk your dog? If you spend time outdoors, you are at risk for Lyme disease, a tick-borne bacterial infection that affects almost half a million people each year and can become serious if not treated early. Lyme disease is one of several illnesses you can contract from a black-legged tick bite. Drawing on her research, Harvard University's Isobel Ronai, PhD, will describe the biological characteristics that make ticks a particularly daunting threat and will explain how we can use what we know about tick biology to protect ourselves against ticks and the diseases they cause. Dr. Ronai will also address important knowledge gaps in tick research and explain how filling those gaps may help us gain more ground against ticks.

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Isobel Ronai, PhD

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Isobel Ronai, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She studies ticks and tick-borne diseases.