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Where have all the parasitologists gone?

Guan Zhu zhug at news.wadsworth.org
Mon Dec 19 12:53:09 EST 1994

A short followup to the discussion initiated by Dr. Prestwood -- Current
parasitology is no longer a single field of science. It's a 'sciences of
parasites' including anatomy, morphology, cell biology, immunology,
biochemistry, pathology, genetics, chemotherapy, molecular biology, and
so on, of parasites. Therefore, we do not have to expect to have a
'parasitologist' to cover everything due to the quick development in the
whole modern scientific area. A typical parasitologist today should be
specialized in one or only few small field(s) but has a relative broad
knowledge in other fields of parasitology and other sciences. Try to find
a TEAM OF PARASITOLOGISTS with different expertises, and the collabration
and the interaction within the team should solve all the problem from
traditional skills to the newer biotechnology skills -- either for students
or for the research.

Guan Zhu, PhD
Wadsworth Center of NYS DOH	(518) 474-2187 (Phone)
David Axelrod Inst, Rm 3063	(518) 473-1326 (Fax)
P.O. Box 22002			guan.zhu at wadsworth.org
Albany, NY 12201-2002

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