Dr. Beasley’s Research Has UTC Buzzing About These Insects

Apr 24, 2017

Dr. Beasley's research is identifying invisible pathogens on ants.
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Kirk Englehardt takes us to Dr. DeAnna Beasely’s classroom, where the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga professor is convincing students to get down and dirty with ants. The tiny creatures can teach us a lot about urban landscapes’ effect on insect life and about our changing environment.

Dr. Beasley competed in UTC's Research Dialogues and took home first place in the STEM category with “Invisible Life: Exploring Pathogen Diversity in an Urban Environment.” She’s in the Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Science.