We had a lot of fun catching up with friends and colleagues at the annual NSF EID PI meeting (oh, and learning lots about disease ecology and evolution, too). This year, it was in Berkeley. Here are a few photos, and we'll post more when they are sent to us!
Here I am with Beth Carlton. Beth was an undergrad whom I "mentored" back in the early 2000s. Despite how I may/may not have messed up her tick drop-off experiment, she's now an epidemiologist working on a schistosomiasis project in China! ;)
Another photo shows how we were graced with the presence of Dan Salkeld. Dan worked on Lyme disease in the California system. In addition to Dan, we were able to meet several of the California/Berkeley crew - Yvonne Girard, Kerry Padgett, Esther Olsen, and Lars Eisen. We missed, Bob Lane, however!