Research Expertise and Interest
disease ecology, medical entomology, parasitology, ticks and tick-borne diseases
Robert S. Lane is a professor of the graduate school in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. He retired from his UC Berkeley faculty position in 2010, though he continues to teach freshman seminars and a graduate course, while continuing long-term research on the ecology, epidemiology and prevention of tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease (LD). This bacterial infection is by far the most commonly reported arthropod-borne infection (i.e., among those transmitted by ticks, mosquitoes or fleas) in the United States and parts of Europe and Asia.