Geoffrey Lynn - Ph.D. Candidate
Characterizing the relationship between the recently described Ehrlichia muris-like organism and its vector tick, Ixodes scapularis
BA Zoology University of Montana Missoula , M.S. Environmental Health (EID) University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Ticks are parasitic arachnids and carry the greatest variety of pathogens of any vector. Studying their interactions with various microbes and host animals can be fascinating.
Why University of Minnesota?
The opportunity to work in Dr. Munderloh’s lab and live in a great place like Mpls-St.P.
Having a smiling rodent as a mascot
To advance our knowledge of zoonotic (esp. tick borne pathogens), most likely as an epidemiologist or a research scientist.
Homebrewing, baking, skiing, baseball, backpacking
Coffee or tea?
Industrial strength coffee