Ferg Lab


Mar 26, 2024

Congratulations on a successful defence, Emily!

Emily has been tracking the presence of heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis in mosquitoes in the Maritimes and successfully defended her Honours thesis ...

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Jan 22, 2024

Luis secures funding to investigate the suitability of an entomopathogenic fungi for tick control

Nice work, Luis! Luis found a species of fungus killing our local dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) and will now be working to determine how best ...

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Dec 7, 2023

Mia defended her Honours with flying colours!

Congratulations to Mia who successfully defended her Honours thesis on the winter behaviour and physiology of blacklegged ticks! We're thrilled to ...

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Oct 24, 2023

Our weekend with the parasites

The Ferguson lab (minus our fabulous Research Topics students) attended the annual Atlantic Canada Association of Parasitologists meeting in Pictou...

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Aug 18, 2023

Taylor passes her MSc defence with flying colours!

We are thrilled that Taylor has passed her MSc defence with minor revisions and has been nominated for the Acadia Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award...

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Jul 5, 2023

Bioblitzin' at the Harrison Lewis Centre

Some of our team (plus Luis from Dr. Faraone's lab and Carys from Dr. Hillier's lab) had a chance to join multiple labs from Dalhousie University a...

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Jun 16, 2023

Summer crew 2023

Finally had a chance to gather everyone together during our busy summer (plus Allison and Melanie!) About half are spending the majority of the sum...

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Apr 17, 2023

Our first MSc graduate!

We're a little behind in posting some of our important news so this one is from the archives! Our first MSc graduate, Emma Rand, passed her thesis ...

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Apr 1, 2023

Welcome to the Ferguson lab's new website!

This site is still under construction, but we're getting there! The mosquitoes are thriving and our surveillance team is out braving the bites this...

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