Fonseca Lab

Jim Occi lectures at the New Jersey Medical School

November 15 – Jim Occi will deliver a lecture titled “The New Jersey Tick Problem” to the Mini Med School at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. The lecture begins at 7 pm in the Medical Sciences Building. For more information visit the Mini Med School website.

Welcome Deblina!

Deblina Mukherjee

The Fonseca Lab would like to welcome Deblina Mukherjee as one of the newest members in the lab! Deblina will be developing strategies to detect highly degraded blood meals in mosquitoes and ticks. She is a senior at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Sciences and is studying biological sciences. Deblina hopes to attend medical school after graduation.

At Rutgers, Deblina is the treasurer of RU Swara, which is an Indian classical music performing arts team. In addition, she is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Outside of the Fonseca Lab and Rutgers University, Deblina is an EMT at the Plainsboro Rescue Squad, a certified Nursing Assistant at the Elms of Cranbury, a founder of Tutor @ Advantage Tutoring and teaches Hindustani Classical Music after earning her Bachelor’s degree in that field. In addition, Deblina is multilingual and speaks five languages: Bengali, English, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu.

20 October 2017- Daniela spoke with Lisa today and she’s feeling like her normal self again. Lisa had an angioplasty and cardiac catheterization procedure this morning (serious stuff!) and everything went well. But she is still in the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. UPDATE (23 Oct): Lisa is home and recovering. Yay! She is an email away!

Our thoughts are with you Lisa. We are all looking forward to seeing you healthy again!