We are lucky to have Saravanan Thangamani as this week’s guest on our Mythbuster Monday series! As a member of the Alliance board and a SUNY Empire Innovation Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the SUNY Upstate Medical University, Saravanan has a wealth of knowledge on tick-borne and mosquito-borne diseases. Listen below to his informative presentation as he clears up misconceptions about male and female ticks, supposed pain from a tick bite, and percentages of ticks that actually carry the disease.