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Mosquito Surveillance

Originally started under the auspices of Dr. Wayne Rowley in 1968, the Medical Entomology Laboratory at Iowa State University has maintained an internationally recognized mosquito/mosquito-borne disease surveillance program for the state of Iowa for almost 50 years.

Smith Lab: Overview

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Our research interests are broadly focused on understanding the influence of physiology and innate immunity on mosquito vector competence and pathogen transmission.

Tick Surveillance

We want your ticks!

The Medical Entomology lab at Iowa State University offers a FREE tick identification service. We invite anyone that has found a tick on themselves, a family member, or their pet to send their tick(s) for identification. Simply follow the directions and fill out the information on this tick submission form, then send the samples by mail to: