Giovanni Widmer, Ph.D.

Giovanni Widmer, Ph.D.

(508) 517-6150
Vet Diag&Invest, Room 203
Building 20
Research/Areas of Interest: • Molecular biology of protozoan parasites • Bioinformatics analysis of bacterial microbiota using 16S amplicon sequencing • Interaction between the intestinal microbiota and enteric pathogens • RNA-Seq transcriptomics analysis of host-pathogen interaction • Genomics of Cryptosporidium parasites • Epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 1986
  • Master of Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 1982

Biography

• Faculty appointment in the Department of Infectious Disease & Global Health at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
• Promoted to Professor in 2007.
• Experience managing a research laboratory and collaborating with academic and industrial partners.
• Served as Principal Investigator on projects funded by the NIH and US Department of Agriculture.
• Funded by Water Research Foundation, WateReuse Foundation and Water Environment Research Foundation
• Conducted research and consulted with industry (water treatment, pathogen control)