Teaching and Service

tick painting

Although scholarly research is the primary mission of the IAP, the Institute does contribute to the teaching and service programs at GSU. Resident IAP faculty members teach undergraduate and graduate level courses or they are major professors to graduate students pursuing research endeavors within the Institute's fields of expertise. (For more detailed information see Faculty home pages ).

Service activities include providing tick identifications and information on tick-borne diseases to interested persons. Curators at the USNTC provide an essential service by identifying submitted tick specimens from around the world. Subsequently, they can comment or supply information on the importance of the ticks to human or animal health. Curators also provide training in tick identification by periodically teaching short courses for students, members of the armed forces, or public health workers.