Jean-Lou Justine

Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France

Jean-Lou Justine has been working as a Professor at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France (Muséum National d‘Histoire Naturelle, MNHN), since 1995. After his studies in Nice, Paris, and Montpellier, France, he became an Associate Professor at the University of Dakar, Senegal, from 1978 to1985, and joined the MNHN in 1985. From 2003 to 2011, he worked in the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in Nouméa, New Caledonia, leading a project on the biodiversity of parasites of coral reef fishes. He is a parasitologist, mainly interested in phylogeny, biology, systematics, and general biodiversity of parasitic worms, especially monogeneans. His research included sperm ultrastructure as a tool for phylogeny, immunocytochemical studies of the sperm cytoskeleton, molecular phylogeny of monogeneans and nematodes, and taxonomy of various fish parasites, including not only helminths (monogenea, cestoda, digenea, nematoda) but also parasitic crustacea (isopoda, copepoda). He authored and coauthored more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and he is the taxonomic author and coauthor of more than 150 species of parasites. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Mémoires du Muséum National d‘Histoire Naturelle journal, from 1992 to 1998, and the journal Zoosystema, from 1998 to 2002. He edited and coedited books and symposium volumes on comparative spermatology, flatworm biology, electron microscopy, and deep-sea research. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Board of several journals of parasitology including Acta Parasitologica, Helminthologia and Folia Parasitologica. A list of publications of Jean-Lou Justine and a selection of PDFs are available at

Biography Updated on 19 September 2012

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