Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ)

Laboratory of Medical Zoology: Tick and Mosquito Research

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) at the University of Massachusetts is the nation's tick and mosquito testing center. LMZ is conducting this fundraising effort to increase our research capacity and service.  This MinuteFund-raising campaign is like other crowd-funding sites, but it's run entirely by the University of Massachusetts, our parent institution, so all your contributions are tax deductible and go directly to support the LMZ. The CDC estimates the total number of Lyme disease cases to be on the order of 300,000, so our target is to get one donation for every Lyme sufferer.    


How will the funds be used? 

Every dollar goes toward improving our not-for-profit laboratory at the University of Massachusetts.   Below is a summary of the allocation of your donations that will support our mission.

  • 75% - Research

    • Develop new intervention strategies for mitigating the risk of tick-borne disease (including novel therapies, repellency testing, source reduction, tick control, and anti-tick vaccines)
  • 25% - Outreach curriculum

    • Webinars, conference, and print materials for distribution to towns and agencies in support of their fight against tick-borne disease in their communities.