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Dr. Jan G. Humphreys

Professor of Biology

Indiana Univ. of PA


Electronic Mail Address



Office: (724) 357-2632
Biology Department Office: (724) 357-2352
FAX: (724) 357-5700


Semester Schedule

Office Hours

Teaching Schedule


IUP Campus Address

325 Weyandt Hall
Department of Biology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705

Professional Interests and Formal Education
[ Publications ]

Field: Zoonotic diseases.

         Past research has involved the incidence of epidemic typhus in flying squirrels; feeding behavior in certain Egyptian malaria vectors (mosquitoes); interactions of intestinal nematodes of flying squirrels; ecto- and endoparasites of hyraxes in Zimbabwe, Africa; use of wildlife serology to monitor the movements of Lyme disease in Pennsylvania; and toxoplasmosis infections in black bears. Currently, we are concentrating in Pennsylvania on a regional survey for non-tick vectors of Lyme disease, studying eastern chipmunk as a reservoir for Lyme disease, and continuing toxoplasmosis work in wildlife reservoirs (opossums, coyotes and crows; capyberas in South America; rodents in Zimbabwe), and beginning to look at the role that white-tailed deer and elk play as reservoirs for Brucellosis in Pennsylvania.

B.S. - 1963 Ohio University
M.S. - 1965 Ohio University
Ph.D. - 1969 Virginia Polytechnic Institute
             and State University

Biology Department Web Site Maintainer: Dr. Ray L. Winstead
Direct e-mail Link: RWinstea@grove.iup.edu