Thomas Mather, University of Rhode Island

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Department of Plant Sciences and Entomology Professor Kingston, Rhode Island Office: (401) 874-5616


A national leader in the study of ticks and Lyme disease, he is working on developing a vaccine against the disease, developed a tick bite risk index for the U.S., and is the leading voice seeking to educate New Englanders about how to avoid getting bitten by ticks.