Christian Tschudi PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of Graduate Studies

Biographical Info

Christian Tschudi is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health. He also directs an NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program in Parasitology and Vector Biology. The goal of the program is to provide trainees with both a strong intellectual foundation through coursework and rigorous experimental training in areas that take molecular, cellular, immunological, epidemiological and ecological approaches to the study of pathogens and their vectors. Dr. Tschudi earned an A.B. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Basel in Switzerland. Dr. Tschudi is an expert on neglected tropical diseases, as evidenced by editorial board and study section appointments and a Burroughs Wellcome Award. He is currently a permanent member of the NIH study section on pathogenic eukaryotes and the organizer of the international conference on kinetoplastid molecular cell biology. Dr. Tschudi’s studies focus on the biology of trypanosomes the causative agents of devastating diseases in Africa and South America with special emphasis on gene expression profiling using next-generation sequencing technologies.


Education & Training

Ph.D.
University of Basel (1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in Molecular Parasitology
    (2000-03)
  • Research Project Award in Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, MacArthur Foundation
    (1984-89)
  • James Hudson Brown-Alexander B. Coxe Fellowship
    (1982-83)
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory Pre-doctoral Fellowship
    (1981-82)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

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