Janet is an entomologist intrigued by ticks and fascinated by the bacterial communities they carry.

Janet Sperling, entomologist, tick researcher

Janet is an entomologist intrigued by ticks and fascinated by the bacterial communities they carry. First introduced to Lyme disease as an undergraduate student, she was horrified to discover 20 years later that learning about Lyme in a classroom isn’t enough to prevent the devastation of Lyme disease in active kids.

In an effort to better understand ticks and reduce exposure, she launched into the adventure of a PhD at the University of Alberta as the mother of four boys, a busy community contributor and a board member of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation.

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