Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Ostfeld is an internationally-recognized authority on the biology of Lyme disease. In over 25 years of research, he has been a pioneer in developing our understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases, especially those carried by ticks in the northeastern U.S. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Ostfeld is the author of Lyme disease: The ecology of a complex system and 200+ scientific papers, as well as co-editor of a book on the ecology of infectious diseases,
David & Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of the SciencesBard College
Keesing has been studying the ecology of infectious diseases since 1998. The author of over 70 scientific papers, she is also a professor of biology at Bard College where she frequently mentors undergraduates doing their first scientific research. With Ostfeld, she co-edited a book on the ecology of infectious diseases. In 2000, Keesing received the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Bill Clinton.