Neglected tropical diseases

Dr Thomas Burkot

Professor and Tropical Leader, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Tom Burkot is Professor and Tropical Leader at James Cook University.. Prior to this, he was a research entomologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA (CDC) from 1991 to 2011 where he worked on the transmission of malaria in Africa and Asia. As a National Research Council Fellow at Walter Reed, Dr Burkot developed the first enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays to identify and quantify human sporozoites in the mosquito vectors.