158. Strongyloidiasis: Diagnostic and Management Challenges
Session: Symposium: Parasites that Challenge
Friday, October 21, 2011: 10:45 AM
Room: 205ABC

Thomas Nutman, MD, FIDSA, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Nutman received his MD degree from the University of Cincinnati and did his residency in Internal Medicine at NYU/Bellevue. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. He also holds a Diploma/Certificate in Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health. He has been at the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases since 1982, where he is currently the Deputy Chief and the Head of both the Helminth Immunology Section and the Clinical Parasitology Section. In addition he is the Director of the TRC/NIAID International Center for Excellence in Research (ICER) located in Chennai and well as the Director of the Filariasis Unit at the MRTC/NIAID ICER in Mali (W. Africa). His research interests include: 1) immune responses to parasitic helminth infection (primarily lymphatic filariasis, loiasis, and onchocerciasis) and their regulation; 2) molecular genetics of nematodes,; 3) Regulation of immediate hypersensitivity responses; and 4) mechanisms of eosinophil activation and eosinophilia in the context of parasitic infections. He is on numerous advisory committees, editorial boards and holds a patents related to parasite diagnosis and vaccine development. He is the author or coauthor of over 400 papers and book chapters and has received multiple awards for his work in tropical medicine and immunology.

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