Lyric Bartholomay is an associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her doctoral degree in comparative biomedical sciences and entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She continued on as an instructor and postdoctoral research associate before leaving for an assistant professor position at Iowa State University. Most recently, she served as an associate professor in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State. Her research interests are innate immune responses in the context of mosquito-borne diseases and infectious diseases of cultured shrimp.