Suter Science Seminars

Monday, October 19, 2009, 4 p.m.

Science Center #104


Neglected Diseases Future Challenges


Rajeev Vaidyanathan, Ph.D.

Neglected diseases are traditionally considered problems of the developing world. However, because of inc reased travel and human movement, antibiotic
resistance, and human changes to the environment, many of these diseases have spread beyond their historical borders. We will discuss dengue and cutaneous leishmaniasis, their global impact, and the challenges they pose.

About the Presenter

Rajeev Vaidyanathan, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Vector Biology and
Zoonotic Diseases at SRI International,
Center for Advanced Drug Research, Harrisonburg, Va.

 
Dr. Vaidyanathan is the Associate Director of Vector Biology and Zoonotic Diseases at SRI International, Center for Advanced Drug Research. He is an entomologist at heart with expertise in virology and parasitology. He was born in India, grew up in the U.S., completed his Ph.D. in Israel and his postdoctoral training in France, before returning to the U.S. in 2003.

See past 2007-08 Suter Science Seminars or contact Cheryl Doss at (540) 432-4400 for more information.