Andrea Varela-Stokes Lab

 Basic Sciences

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 We are a parasitology lab with a research focus in tick-borne diseases. Our primary area of interest is the Amblyomma maculatum-rickettsia system. The known human pathogen in this system is the spotted fever group rickettsia, Rickettsia parkeri. Its primary vector, A. maculatum, is also known as the Gulf Coast tick. Other areas of interest include the tick-Borrelia system, and a collaborative project on Toxoplasma gondii. For more information about our research projects, please click on "Research" to the left.


Contact Information:

Andrea Varela-Stokes DVM, PhDstokes andrea-verella web
Associate Professor
Department of Basic Sciences
Wise Center, Spring Street
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Office: 662-325-1345
Lab: 662-325-1304
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