Jean-Paul J. Gonzalez

Metabiota Inc., USA 0000-0003-3063-1770

Dr. Jean-Paul Gonzalez, a virologist and epidemiologist, is Research Professor Director (retd.) at the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD, France). He serves as Science advisor of the company “Health For Development” Scientific Board. He currently holds other posts as a member of the Biological Agent Working Group of the European Center for Disease Control since, Editorial Advisory Board of scientific journals, working group on Arenavirus of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses since. In addition he served on IRD Scientific Board, American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV). Jean-Paul Gonzalez graduate as an MD from the Medical School of Bordeaux, Bordeaux II University and earned his PhD degree in molecular viral ecology at the Faculty of Sciences of Clermont-Ferrand University. He joined IRD as medical researcher and subsequently was director of research teams from the Pasteur Institute International Network, Central African Republic, Senegal; Guest Researcher at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta; Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine; Visiting Professor of microbiology, Mahidol University, Kingdom of Thailand; General Director of the International Centre for Medical Research, Franceville, Gabon; Project Manager for the French Foreign Office; Senior Scientist for Metabiota company. Dr. Gonzalez dedicated his career for research, training, and expertise in developing countries. He is a recognized global health authority and educator with an expertise on viral ecology, arbovirology, hemorrhagic fevers, emerging diseases, biosurveillance among others. He revisited the dynamics of viral hemorrhagic fever deciphering the spatial and temporal fundamentals of disease emergence, early proposed a trans-disciplinary pioneering approach of infectious diseases that subsequently make him a One Health advocate. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Biography Updated on 1 November 2016

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