University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology

Faculty - Joseph J. Schall

Joe Schall

Joseph J. Schall, Professor

  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 1976
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 77-80
  • University of Vermont, Assistant Professor, 80-86, Associate Professor 86-93, Professor 93-present
Area of expertise

parasite ecology

Contact Information
Email: Joseph J. Schall

Office Hours: email by appointment
Marsh Life Science Building, Rm 203
Phone: (802) 656-0448
Website: Schall Lab


My students and I focus on the ecology and evolution of malaria parasites (Plasmodium and related genera) to pursue a broad range of studies on the interaction between parasite and host and the genetic and systematic diversity of the parasites. Our studies are both in the field and laboratory and include long-term field studies, molecular genetics, and molecular systematics. Thus we blend traditional parasitological methods (dirty fingernails field biology and microscope studies) with modern molecular genetics. To learn more about our research, please visit the lab website at Malaria.