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Elise Richardson

Graduate Student – PhD

Entomology – Roe and Ponnusamy Labs

Dearstyne Entomology Bldg 3230 Ligon St., Raleigh, NC 27695.

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My name is Elise Richardson, and I am currently an entomology PhD student at NC State in the Roe lab over in the Dearstyne entomology bldg. I am working with ticks and chiggers, specifically, I am studying how a novel mineral can control ticks and assessing the microbiome of the chigger. I recently completed my MS at the University of Florida in biology where I worked in a behavioral disease ecology lab and studied the effects of pathogen infection on the questing behaviors of the lone star tick. My interests are in medical & veterinary entomology, ticks and tick-borne diseases, mites, vector biology, insect ecology, and insect behavior. I am also into bird watching as a hobby!
I am interested in medical and veterinary entomology and ecology. Specifically, I study the use of minerals as a control method for ticks and the microbiome of chiggers.


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MS, Biology, University of Florida (2021)
BS, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida (2018)