K. D. Murrell

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

K. Darwin Murrell serves as an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, USUHS School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD,USA. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of North Carolina, 1969. His research activities include primarily zoonotic parasites, particularly foodborne. Currently, he is involved in research on zoonotic fishborne parasites in Southeast Asia (Vietnam,etc.) and on trichinellosis globally. Most of his career is spent with the Agricultural Research Service, USDA. His last position before retirement was as Director of the Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology, University of Copenhagen. Murrell has served as President of the American Society of Parasitologist, the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, and the International Trichinellosis Commission. His research and leadership have been recognized by several wards: USDA-ARS Scientist of the Year; the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Outstanding Scientist Award; the Presidential Senior Executive Service's Rank Award; Honorary Member by the American Society of Parasitologist, Honorary Member by the Danish Society of Parasitology; the Anniversary Award from Helminthological Society of Washington.

Biography Updated on 2 December 2010

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