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Michael L. Levin, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

  • Medical entomology; Microbiology; Ecology and evolution; Tickborne diseases


  • PhD: Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia

Select Awards, Achievements, and Publications

  • Levin ML, Troughton DR, Loftis AD. Duration of tick attachment necessary for transmission of Anaplasma phagocytophilum by Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) nymphs. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2021;12:101819.
  • Levin ML, Stanley HM, Hartzer K, Snellgrove AN. Incompetence of the Asian longhorned tick (Acari: Ixodidae) in transmitting the agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in the United States. J Med Entomol. 2021;58(3):1419-1423.
  • Levin ML, Ford SL, Hartzer K, Krapiunaya L, Stanley H, Snellgrove AN. Minimal duration of tick attachment sufficient for transmission of infectious Rickettsia rickettsii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) by its primary vector Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae): duration of rickettsial reactivation in the vector revisited. J Med Entomol 2020;57:585-594.
  • Snellgrove AN, Krapiunaya L, Ford SL, et al. Vector competence of Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu stricto for Anaplasma platys. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2020;11(6):101517.
  • Stanley HM, Ford SL, Snellgrove AN, et al. The ability of the invasive Asian longhorned tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Acari: Ixodidae) to acquire and transmit Rickettsia rickettsii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae), the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, under laboratory conditions. J Med Entomol. 2020;57:1635-1639.