URI entomologist receives $2.6M grant to study Lyme disease bacteria

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND entomologist Jannelle Couret, right, works with graduate student Samantha Schofield as the sort out tick samples. Couret received a $2.6 million National Institutes of Health grant to stydy the evolution of Lyme disease bacteria in deer ticks. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND entomologist Jannelle Couret, right, works with graduate student Samantha Schofield as the sort out tick samples. Couret received a $2.6 million National Institutes of Health grant to stydy the evolution of Lyme disease bacteria in deer ticks. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island entomologist is seeking to better understand the bacteria that causes Lyme disease by taking a view of the deer tick. Now, she will have a seven-figure federal grant to take a deep dive in how the bacteria operates. The university announced Wednesday that Jannelle Couret, an assistant…

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