Bradley van Paridon

Bradley is a PhD candidate in Biology at the University of Lethbridge. He studies wildlife and domestic parasites, molecular biology and host manipulation by parasites. He has an interest in science communication and created and writes a blog about his work and host manipulation at

Latest posts by Bradley van Paridon (see all)

Battle for the Mind

Adult threespine stickleback with Schistocephalus dissected out.
Credit: Taken by Craig Banner retrieved from

Copepods have a tough enough time avoiding being eaten on their own without the presence of mind controlling parasites to hijack their responses to predators.… Read more »