Manter Laboratory of Parasitology
W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology is an important center of training
in systematic parasitology. As a division in the University of Nebraska State
Museum, the laboratory was established at UNL in 1971. In 1981 it was designated
as a National Resource Center for Parasitology.
In the past five years, several hundred publications have resulted from research
both in the laboratory and from specimens loaned from or deposited here. Each
year we process more than 50 outgoing loans and we receive thousands of specimens
into the collection from researchers around the world
Recent highlights include substantial grants from the National Science Foundation,
Biological Research Collections Program, Awarded -January, 2007, ($484,647)
for: "Enabling Access to Priority Taxa for Biodiversity Studies in the
Manter Laboratory of Parasitology" and the National Science Foundation,
Systematics - Biological Surveys and Inventories Program, Recommended, July
2007, ($620,000) for: "The Mongolian Vertebrate Parasite Project."