GARY E. WARD (2009) pdf

Gary Ward
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
316 Stafford Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405 USA

O: 802-656-4868
H: 802-878-4489

Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of California at San Diego 1985
B.Sc. (Honors), Biophysics, University of New Brunswick 1979

Professional Experience:
1996-present Assistant Professor (1996-2002), Associate Professor (2002-2007), Professor (2007-present), Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont (UVM)
1989-1996 Senior Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
1985-1989 Postdoctoral fellow, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco

Professional Affiliations and Activities:
PubMed Central National Advisory Board, National Library of Medicine (2007-present; Chair 2009-present)
Education Committee, Marine Biological Laboratory (2009-present)
Editorial Boards: Eukaryotic Cell (2007-present); PLoS Biology (2003-present)
Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee, American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB; 2002-2008)
Finance and Audit Committee, ASCB (1996-2008; Chair, 2002-2008)
Public Access Working Group, National Library of Medicine (2005-2006)
Finance Committee, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (1998-2000)
NIH Study Sections: Pathogenic Eukaryotes (PTHE, 2006); Special Emphasis Review Panels ZRG1 AARR-1 (2000) and BCMB-Q (2006)
Module Director, Biology of Parasitism Course, Marine Biological Laboratory (2007, 2009)
Co-Director, Vermont Immunobiology and Infectious Diseases Center, UVM (2006-present)
Member, Vermont Cancer Center
Member, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, UVM
Member, Graduate College, UVM
Member, ASCB (1980-present), American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1989- 2002), American Society for Microbiology (2003-present), American Association for the Advancement of Science (1 998-present)

Honors and Awards:
2009 Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering
2001-2004 Burroughs Wellcome New Investigator in Molecular Parasitology
1985-1988 Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellowship
1986 Martin D. Kamen Prize for Graduate Research in Biological Chemistry
1979 Governor General of Canada Gold Medal

Author or co-author on more than forty peer reviewed articles and reviews.

US Patent #7,067,315 : Identification of anti-protozoal agents

Research interests:
Cell biology of protozoan parasites; malaria and toxoplasmosis; development of antiparasitic drugs.