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Ticks project featured in The New Yorker

We are excited to learn that the Tick Project, led by Bard professor Felicia Keesing, is now featured by The New Yorker magazine!

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/tickbusters-on-the-lookout-for-lyme

Check out this beautiful story by Micah Hauser:


Keesing said, “I don’t like ticks any more than the next person, but I do admire them. They are survivors. Those things live for two years and eat three times. They can survive ninety-five-degree, humid, horrible summers and twenty-below winters. If you are going to root for the little guy—”…

“And their saliva!” Ostfeld interrupted. “They have a pharmacopoeia in their saliva. How do you stay attached to an animal without being detected, shrugged off, squished, or broken in half, for up to a week or so?

Read more on the New Yorker website!