Jason LaPorte

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Jason LaPorte graduated from URI in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management. He began working at the Center for Vector-Borne Disease in 2009 as an intern and was promoted to a research assistant position in 2011. He is currently working on projects which involve tick population monitoring and pathogen detection. He has filled a multidisciplinary role at the Center by working in the field and in the laboratory while also aiding the Center’s outreach program. Jason has strong interests in pathogenic microbiology, immunology, and vaccine research.