Dr. Nieto is an assistant professor in the department of biological sciences at Northern Arizona University. His research focus is on infectious diseases, vector biology, and the ecological evolution and transmission of disease from wildlife to humans and domestic animals. Recently this work has examined the Lyme-causing pathogen Borrelia burdgorferi. He is a co-author, with Dan Salkeld, of the highly publicized Bay Area Tick Study, documenting Borrelia bacteria prevalence in the greater Bay Area.
Assist. Professor, Northern Arizona University