Jory Brinkerhoff

Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond

Jory Brinkerhoff is an associate professor of biology whose research focuses on factors that drive variation in human risk to flea- and tick-transmitted diseases. His students use a variety of research approaches, including molecular genetics and genomics, field ecology, animal behavior, geospatial analysis, computational and informatic analysis and mathematical modeling. Much of his current research is focused on the Lyme disease vector, Ixodes scapularis, and the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi, and factors that affect Lyme disease biology in Virginia. He also has ongoing projects and collaborations in South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia and Japan.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond