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Bloody Suckers

Production Credits

Web Credits

Producer
RONNIE GODEANU

Art Director
SABINA DALEY

Designers
LENNY DROZNER
KAREN MATTSON
RADIK SHVARTS

Pagebuilding
BRIAN SANTALONE

Writer
DAVID MALAKOFF

Production Artist
RUIYAN XU

Production Assistance
PETER TIERNEY

Technical Director
BRIAN LEE

Content Consultant
Susane Lee

About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.

Thirteen Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York's Kravis Multimedia Education Center in New York City. Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive & Broadband. Bob Adleman, Business Manager. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.

Television Credits

Producer/Director
MARK FERNS

Writer
NIGEL ZEGA

Photography
CHRISTIAN BAUMEISTER
GABRIEL GUERRA
FRED LEUTNER
SWAMI HANSA
CARLOS AYESTA
STEPHEN DOWNES
PAUL DONOVAN

Editor
KAREN JACKSON

Music
CLIVE COCKBURN
HENRY COCKBURN
MARCUS TURNER

Field Recording
HECTOR MORENO
JOHN PATRICK
CHRISTIAN BAUMEISTER
JULIAN STAHL

Video Post-production
GERRY BROWNE
FRANK LODGE

Sound Post-production
MERVYN AITCHISON

Animation
RA Productions NZ Ltd
Animated Biomedical Productions, Sydney, Australia
WEHI-TV Animation Courtesy of
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia

Production Manager
JEANNIE HAYDEN

Field Production
ANTONIO CASADO
HECTOR ARABIA
ALAN GILBERT

Production Assistants
ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM
RACHAEL KELLY

From an idea by
MARK BRAZIL

Research
MARK FERNS

Executive in Charge of Production
MICHAEL STEDMAN

Executive Producer
NEIL HARRAWAY

For NATURE

Series Editor
JANET HESS

Supervising Producer
JANICE YOUNG

Producers
JILL CLARKE
PATTY JACOBSON
SUSANE LEE

Associate Producer
GIANNA SAVOIE

Production Assistant
IRENE TEJARATCHI

Production Secretary
AUSTIN RIPLEY

Manager
EILEEN FRAHER

Production Manager
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

Offline Editor
JAY SLOT

Online Editor
BARRY GLINER

Sound Mixer
ED CAMPBELL

Series Producer
BILL MURPHY

Executive In Charge
WILLIAM GRANT

Executive Producer
FRED KAUFMAN

A co-production of Thirteen/WNET New York and Natural History New Zealand Limited

This program was produced by Thirteen/WNET New York,
which is solely responsible for its content.



Once Bitten
Read an interview with Mark Ferns

Leech Therapy
Discover modern medical uses for leeches

Death Angels
How mosquitos spread West Nile virus

For Teachers
View the BLOODY SUCKERS Lesson Plan

Resources
Web links and books about bloodsuckers
Printe-mail

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