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Christian Tschudi, PhD

John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Director of Graduate Studies

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Christian Tschudi, PhD

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  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    295 Congress Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06536-0812

    United States



Christian Tschudi is the John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and earned an A.B. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Basel in Switzerland. He currently co-directs an NIH-sponsored Global Infectious Disease Training Program (D43) in translational research training on leishmaniasis & emerging infectious diseases and is the co-director of the China Scholarship Council-Yale World Scholars Program in Public Health. 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 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 one of the fundamental steps in the life of a pathogen, namely the acquisition of infectivity.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Basel (1982)


  • RNomics in Trypanosoma brucei-Bioinformatics and functional approaches
    Israel (2012-2016)
    The major goals of this project are to understand the small RNA complement of T. brucei, with special emphasis on snoRNAs.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Elected memberConnecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2020
John Rodman Paul ProfessorshipYale University2016
FellowAmerican Academy of Microbiology2014
Honorary Master of Arts DegreeYale University2013
Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in Molecular ParasitologyBurroughs Wellcome2000
Research Project Award in Parasitology and Tropical MedicineMacArthur Foundation1984
James Hudson Brown-Alexander B. Coxe FellowshipYale University1982
Pre-doctoral FellowshipEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory1981
Pre-doctoral FellowshipSwiss National Science Foundation1978

Professional Service

NIH/NIAIDF13 Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Fellowship Review Panel2020
NIH/NIAIDSpecial Emphasis Panel (ZAI1 ESB-D (J1) 1) NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13)2019
mBIOBoard of Editors2017 - Present
The FASEB JournalEditorial Board2016 - Present
International Kinetoplastid Molecular Cell Biology MeetingChair2013 - Present
NIH/NIAIDStudy section for Pathogenic Eukaryotes2011 - 2017
PLoS Neglected Tropical DiseasesAssociate Editor2009 - Present
Molecular and Biochemical ParasitologyEditor2007 - Present

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