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Owen Laboratory WSU Department of Entomology

Owen Lab Overview

Disease Ecology in Farming Systems


We are investigating the transmission of parasites and pathogens that affect livestock health, or that impact human health (e.g. food-borne illness) in the contexts of landscape, wildlife and farming systems.

Host-Ectoparasite Immunological Interactions


We have ongoing studies in a variety of avian and mammalian systems that are exploring how vertebrate immunological responses affect blood feeding arthropods and pathogen transmission.