David Gondek, an assistant professor of biology at Ithaca College, is available to comment on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's announcement that chlamydia, syphilis and gonorhhea rates in the U.S. reached a record high in 2017.

Gondek’s research focus is communicable diseases, and he’s currently examining the interactions between the chlamydia trachomatis bacteria and host cells.

Gondek is available for interviews and can be reached at [email protected], or by contacting the Ithaca College Office of Office of College Relations and Communicationsat [email protected] or 607-274-1440.