Science on Tap: Zombie Pathogens (Pathogen Host Manipulation)

Thursday, July 14, 2022
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Off Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

Zombie Pathogens (Pathogen Host Manipulation)

Speaker: Kathryn Haley, PhD, BMS Department, GVSU

Location: SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids NW 49503

Date: Thursday, July 14

Time: 8 p.m.

Event Description: All successful pathogens need to be able to transmit themselves from their current host to a new host. To achieve this goal some pathogens have evolved the ability to manipulate their hosts in a variety of bizarre and interesting ways including dramatically changing host behavior. Come join us to discuss cat-loving rats, zombie ants, and self-destructing crickets!


Twitter: @ScienceOnTapGR

Location Information

SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. Grand Rapids NW 49503

Contact Information

Kathryn Haley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Grand Valley State University 

Phone: 616-331-4309


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