The BloodSucker Proxy: Leech iDNA and Monitoring Tropical Biodiversity

Event date: Friday, May 11, 2018, at 3:30 AM
Location: RW432

Speaker: Mark Siddall, American Museum of Natural History

Mark Siddall
Dr. Siddall is an invertebrate biodiversity and evolutionary biologist specializing in leeches and parasites.

Dr. Siddall's career has been devoted to uncovering biodiversity and evolutionary histories for the most successful animal life-history strategy of all time: parasitism. His research has encompassed protistan parasites from giardiasis and malaria to commercially significant shellfish pathogens, helminths, and even blood-feeding ectoparasites from bed bugs to leeches. He presently serves as president-elect of the American Society of Parasitologists and as treasurer of the Willi Hennig Society.