Vett, and her dynamic research team, is currently working on a local maritime initiative testing ticks for various pathogens.
CanLyme is excited to kick off May which is Lyme Awareness Month! In this episode, we introduce a Canadian tick map designed by Justin Wood. Justin is the CEO and founder of Geneticks laboratory in Ontario, where he tests ticks from across Canada for many tick-borne pathogens. For the past several years, Justin has been…
The second episode of Looking at Lyme features an interview with Justin Wood, founder of Geneticks Canada. In this episode, Justin takes us deep into the world of ticks.
We turn our gaze northward to Thunder Bay, Ontario to chat with entomologist Dr. Ken Deacon. While working on a contract with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, he saw the first wood tick in the Thunder Bay area in 2003. He then saw the first black-legged tick in 2005 and has continued to follow…
This week, we are very excited to speak with one of Canada’s foremost tick and Lyme disease researchers, Dr. Vett Lloyd, who heads up a dynamic research team at Mount Allison University in Sackvillle, New Brunswick. Her curiosity, passion for community and collaboration and sense of humour have endeared her to her colleagues and her community.
In this episode, Sarah speaks with Canadian entomologist Janet Sperling, who specializes in tick microbiomes. Janet fills us in on some of the important research happening in Canada right now regarding ticks and Lyme disease.
In this episode, Justin Wood takes us deep into the world of ticks. We will find out what makes ticks tick, including their feeding patterns and life stages. We learn about the different kinds of ticks found in Canada, as well as valuable information about how to identify ticks and know which ones can transmit pathogens to humans.