Thomas R. Unnasch

University of South Florida, USA

Thomas R. Unnasch received his B.A. degree in microbiology from Rutgers University. Then he joined the Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1981. Then, he had a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1985, he joined the faculty of the Division of Geographic Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, as an Assistant Professor. In 1989, he moved to the Division of Geographic Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham. He joined the Global Infectious Disease Research (GHIDR) program at the University of South Florida in 2008. He is an author and coauthor of over 120 publications, including articles in The Lancet, Nature, Science, the New Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He has served as a Scientific Advisor for numerous international agencies, including the Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa, the Onchocerciasis Elimination program in the Americas, the Global 2000 program of the Carter Center, and the Burroughs Welcome Foundation. He has served on grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust. He is on the Editorial Board of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology and on the Editorial Advisory Board of PLoS Neglected Diseases. His current research interests include gene structure, RNA processing, gene regulation in the human filarial parasites, the molecular epidemiology of onchocerciasis, and the ecology of arboviral transmission.

Biography Updated on 12 October 2008

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