Leonard E. Munstermann PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Biographical Info


International Activity

  • Biological Research in Colombia
    Colombia   (2008)
    Professor Munstermann is on the editorial board of Biomedica, the internationally recognized research journal of the National Institute of Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud), Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Biology and Genetics - Consultant to US Army
    El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras   (2008)
    Professor Munstermann is a consultant to the civilian research arm of the US military - the US Army Center of Health for Promotion and Preventive Medicine - West. He advises on issues of biology and genetics research in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
  • Taxonomy of Sand Flies (Lutzomyia Verrucarum Group) in South America
    Colombia   (2007)
    Professor Munstermann works to establish a new taxonomy for the 400 sand fly species in the genus Lutzomyia.

Education & Training

Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame (1979)

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, University of Minnesota, Morris
    (2004)
  • Elected President, Connecticut Entomological Society
    (2001)
  • Team Research Award (with M. Braks, J. Birungi, S. Juliano, L. Lounibos, R. Lourenco de Oliveira, G. O’Meara), Florida Entomological Society
    (2000)
  • 14th Rozeboom Lecturer in Medical Entomology, John Hopkins University
    (1998)
  • Published photographs of Insect Vectors of Disease in 42 newspapers, research journals and books, including Science, New York Times and Yale Medicine
    (1979-2007)

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