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Tony Goldberg: Scary viruses, killer tapeworms and nostril ticks
November 17, 2022 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 17, 4:45 pm-6 pm, Sage 1214: SIRT Seminar
Tony Goldberg, “Scary viruses, killer tapeworms and nostril ticks: emerging infectious diseases in a changing global environment”
Goldberg, DVM, Ph.D., is a professor of epidemiology with training in the biological, medical and social sciences at UW-Madison. His research and teaching focus on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease, combining field and laboratory studies to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across complex landscapes and over time. He is interested in how environmental changes alter patterns of cross-species disease transmission and how these alterations impact human and animal health. This involves numerous projects around the world that use evolutionary and epidemiological tools to track the movement of pathogens, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa and fungi. Goldberg heads the Kibale EcoHealth Project that, for 15 years, has investigated the non-human primates, people and domestic animals of Kibale National Park, Uganda, as a case study of how people and animals around the world are interacting in new ways as environments change around them. He also trains international students and works with governmental organizations and NGOs to translate scientific results into effective‚ targeted policy.