About the Author
Professor Asoke K Basu obtained his BVSc & AH degree in 1973 from University of Calcutta; MVSc (Veterinary Parasitology) in 1981 from BC Agricultural University; and was awarded PhD in 1988 from University of Kalyani, India. Over the years of his research career since 1978, he worked on different ectoparasites such as tsetse fly, ticks, lice, mites, nasal bot fly as well as endoparasites, primarily gastrointestinal helminths and blood parasite, Trypanosoma of animals in India, Nigeria, and Ethiopia. While Professor Basu was engaged in bionomics of ticks and their control in the aforementioned countries, he has been presently working on biology of ticks prevalent in Trinidad & Tobago for last eight years at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He has published more than sixty research papers in various journals. Dr. Roxanne Charles began her research career in 2006 with a Veterinary Science background. She was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship (2009) . Her research is primarily involved in wildlife and domestic species with a focus on parasitic infections caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, gastrointestinal helminths, Toxoplasma gondii, and ectoparasites. She joined her alma mater (The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine), in 2011 as a faculty member in The School of Veterinary Medicine, where she is involved in teaching and research in various areas related to parasites.