Departments & Organizations
Global Health Studies: Infectious Diseases
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 directs an NIH-sponsored pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training program (T32) in parasitology and vector biology and an NIH-sponsored Global Infectious Disease Training Program (D43) in translational research training on leishmaniasis & emerging infectious diseases. 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)|
Honors & Recognition
FellowAmerican Academy of Microbiology (2014)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in Molecular Parasitology (2000)
Research Project Award in Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, MacArthur Foundation (1984)
James Hudson Brown-Alexander B. Coxe Fellowship (1982)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1981)
Swiss National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship
mBIO (2017 - Present) Board of Editors
NIH (2011 - 2017) Study section for Pathogenic Eukaryotes
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.