Date of Birth: 5.6.1940
Place of Birth: New Orleans,Louisiana
Postdoctoral fellow:1967-70 Rockefellers uni,USA
PhD :1967 Microbiology/Notre dame uni,USA
MSc :1964 Medical parasitology/Columbia uni,USA
BSc :1962 Biology/Fairleigh dickinson uni,USA
Thesis / Dissertations:
PhD thesis title: 1967 Notre dame University -The in vivo and in vitro analysis of aquired resistance to Trichinella spiralis infection in mice
Membership in societies:
American Society for Parasitologists
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Special Lecturer 2009-2010
Professor of Public Health with appointments in: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University 1971-2009
2009 – Co-host. This Week In Virology
1999-Present. Editorial Board, Advances in Parasitology
1991 Chairman, Gordon Research Conference: “Immunological and Molecular Aspects of Parasitism” Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire
1989-Present Editorial Board, Parasitology Research
1988 – Present Executive Committee, International Commission on Trichinellosis
1988-1996 – Editorial Board, Experimental Parasitology
1985-1989 – Elected to council, American Society for Parasitologists
1982 – Present Professor of Public Health (Parasitology) and Microbiology
1964 Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of Notre Dame
1962 Research Assistant, Department of Parasitology, Columbia University, School of Public Health
Papers presented in Symposiums or Congresses:
Awards and honors:
1978 Elected Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1980 Distinguished Teacher Award, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo,Toledo, Ohio
1981 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1982 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1984 Elected Teacher of the year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1987 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1989 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University
1990 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.
1991 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. Dermatology New York Medical College, Vallhala, New York.
1991 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology University of South Alabama. Mobile, Alabama
1993 Theobald Smith Memorial Lecturer, New York Society of Tropical Medicine
1997 Excellence in Teaching Award, Third Grade, Livingston Manor Central School, Livingston Manor, New York
2003 The 2003 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence Award. AmericanMedical Student Association/Foundation
2008 Distinguished Fall Lecturer, 2nd Yr. Class, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University
2008 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: Honored as one of the world’s top 10 innovators(featuring an exhibit on vertical farming opening in September, 2008)
2008 Drew University: Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
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