New Undergraduate Students in the Fonseca Lab!

The Fonseca Lab would like to welcome three new undergraduate students, Courtney Guinard, Kathleen Kyle, and Christian Susu!

Courtney Guinard

Courtney Guinard is an undergraduate student majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Equine Science. She will studying blood meals from mosquitoes that fed on rats in Baltimore, MD as bio-surveillance for Bartonella. The project will allow Courtney to record which species are active in Baltimore, MD. After graduation Courtney would like to attend veterinary school and focus primarily on horses. Courtney is a member of The Seeing Eye at Rutgers University where she raises and trains service dogs.

Kathleen Kyle

Kathleen Kyle is an undergraduate student studying Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources. She will be graduating this semester with a Bachelor of Sciences degree. Kathleen is currently working with Rafael on his eDNA research and assists him on the brown marmorated stink bug and spotted latternfly projects. Kathleen has always been interested in invasive species and hopes to continue learning about invasion ecology and its management and detection.

Christian Susu

Christian Susu is an undergraduate student studying Animal Science: Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Research. He hopes to attend veterinary school after graduation. Christian is currently assisting Jim, Andrea, and Dina in the research of invasive ticks for a NJMCA Poster. Christian’s research focuses on tick borne disease risks in dogs in urban settings and will conduct surveillance to analyze the effects of urban and non-urban ticks.