Every day can be an adventure, particularly when you live in the blood-sucking south! Join us tonight as we hear from a University of Tennessee scientist discussing the villians of the Southern wilderness.
Doors will be open at 6:30pm. There are numerous excellent food options in the Hardin Valley area so be sure to plan ahead and bring some tasty eats! Enjoy a bounty of drinks (both with and without alcohol) offered by the Casual Pint while chatting with new friends.
Following a brief introduction to taste of science and thanks to our sponsors, we will hear from our speakers with plenty of time between for questions and refills.
Beyond Lyme? Risks from ticks in Tennessee
We share the woods and fields of Tennessee with hungry ticks that are keen to make a meal of us and our pets. Over the past several decades, ticks have begun infecting us with new diseases and, most recently, a strange ‘red meat allergy’. This talk will discuss some recent findings about ticks in the Southeast, and what this research says about future risks from ticks in the state
Knoxville's Mosquito-Borne Virus
As the weather warms up, the mosquitos come out to feed. With this feeding frenzy comes with the increased risk of disease transmission from these pesky prowlers. Join me to hear about identification of players, discovery of settings, determination of probable reasons for transmission, and identifying ways to prevent transmission.