An Interview with Robert S. Lane, Ph.D.
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. March 2010, 10(2): 211-215. doi:10.1089/vbz.2010.1502.
Published in Volume: 10 Issue 2: March 29, 2010
http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10 ... .2010.1502
Robert S. Lane, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley.
—Interview by Vicki Glaser
Dr. Robert Lane received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley (UCB), an M.A. degree in biology at San Francisco State College, and a Ph.D. in entomology at UCB. While employed as a California State public health biologist he began his long-standing studies of the biology of ticks and the ecology and epidemiology of tick-borne disease agents. In 1984, Dr. Lane joined the faculty of UCB as a medical entomologist, a position he has held until the present. The diseases he and his many co-workers have investigated include Colorado tick fever, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and particularly Lyme disease. Findings from these studies have elucidated the basic transmission cycles of and risk factors for spotted fever–group rickettsiae and Lyme disease spirochetes in the far western United States.
Bob is a Fellow of both the California Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a recipient of a UCB Biology Faculty Research Award and the C.W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, and a member of the Council for the International Congresses of Entomology. Also, he has served as president of the Acarological Society of America, the International Northwestern Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man, the Northern California Parasitologists, and the Society for Vector Ecology, as well as the Chair of Section D (Medical/Veterinary Entomology), Entomological Society.
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