Lyric Bartholomay, PhD

Lyric Bartholomay, PhD

Director, Upper Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Disease
Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine

305 Hanson Biomedical Sciences Laboratories
1656 Linden Drive
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706


The immunobiology of invertebrates is at the heart of my research program. We’re interested in the mechanics behind, and manifestation of, immune responses in mosquitoes, ticks, and shrimp. These phenomena are of interest for their parallels in vertebrate immune responses, and also for the possibility of augmenting immune responses to create resistance to infectious disease agents.


B.S. Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University, 1998
Ph.D. Comparative Biomedical Sciences and Entomology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004