Edgar M. Carvalho
Edgar M. Carvalho is a Professor of Medicine and currently the Chief of the Immunology Service at the Hospital Universitário Prof. Edgard Santos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. His research has been predominantly in the immunopathogenesis of leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, strongyloidiasis, and HTLV-1 infection and he has authored over 230 scientific articles. He is the Program Director of one of the tropical medicine research centers, supported by NIH, a previous Howard Hughes Fellow recipient, and is the Director of the Program “National Institute of Technology and Science in Tropical Diseases,” supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. The Immunology Service is considered a center of excellence by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. Dr. Carvalho has been an adjunct professor of medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University since 1998. In 2007, he was named Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. He was the President of the Brazilian Society of Immunology. In recognition of his contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases, Dr. Carvalho received the Brazil’s Sendas Award in 1993. In 2002, he was elected to the Brazilian Academy of Science and in 2005. Brazil’s President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva admitted him to the Brazilian Class of Scientific Merit.
Biography Updated on 4 May 2009