David Bruce Conn

Berry College and Harvard University, USA


David Bruce Conn&#x2019s research focuses primarily on comparative aspects of reproduction and development of parasites, insects, and other invertebrates, especially in the context of infectious diseases and invasive species. His current research involves reproduction and distribution of parasitic helminths, and the role of freshwater molluscs, filth-feeding flies, and dung beetles in the epidemiology of zoonotic pathogens. Conn is Henry Gund Professor of biology and past Dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and at Berry College in Georgia, USA. He also holds a position of Associate of Invertebrate Zoology with the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, where he is responsible for the collections of parasitic organisms. He is a senior science advisor for the Office of International Health and Biodefense at the U.S. Department of State. He has served on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati and Wilmington College in Ohio, St. Lawrence University in New York, the University of the South in Tennessee, as a Visiting Professor in the doctoral program at the University of Valencia, Spain, and a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He earned the B.S. degree from Lee University, the M.S. degree from Morehead State University, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati. Conn has authored more than 300 scholarly publications, including a textbook, Atlas of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, which was awarded national honors by the Association of American Publishers. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and as President of the American Society of Parasitologists, American Microscopical Society, and Southeastern Society of Parasitologists.

Biography Updated on 17 February 2015

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