Wendy Shattuck

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Dr. Wendy Shattuck has been a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD) since 2008. Prior to her arrival to the University of Rhode Island, Dr. Shattuck earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology as well as minors in English and Psychology from Indiana University. She earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology with a concentration in microbiology from URI. As a member of CVBD she is currently working on the development of an alternative animal model for acquired tick resistance, or ATR. Dr. Shattuck hopes to build on the success of the U19 pilot project grant as well as expand the HLA transgenic mouse model for ATR to other tick-borne pathogens.