Contact: Linda Young
Saucon, Center Valley
United States of America

Marten J. Edwards
Professor and Chair of Biology, Muhlenberg College


B.A. Biology, Reed College
Peace Corps, Kingdom of Tonga
Ph.D. Entomology, University of Arizona NIH
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University

The Edwards Lab investigates the physiology of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the prevalence of human pathogens in ticks that are found in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Students in his lab gain experience in several recombinant DNA techniques as well as real-time PCR combined with field-based studies. He is also a frequent collaborator in efforts to map the geographic distribution of 17-year cicadas.

Join us to hear about the re-emergence of the 17 year Cicada in the Lehigh Valley.  Cicada season is right around the corner!