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Paul J. Brindley

Paul Brindley is Professor of Microbiology at the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences of the George Washington University (GW), Washington DC. He is an alumnus of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and undertook post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s NIAID Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Sher. He has held faculty level appointments at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Tulane University, New Orleans, LA where he was the William Vincent Professor of Tropical Medicine. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He was the recipient of the Scholar Award in Molecular Parasitology, Infectious Diseases Research of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2001-2006) and is a Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2014). In 2019 he was awarded a Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Dr. Brindley is co-author of >350 peer-reviewed articles, his current h-index scores are 73 (Google Scholar). Twenty scientists – many of from endemic countries and/or diverse backgrounds - have successfully completed doctoral dissertation degrees, and >10 scientists have undertaken post-doctoral training, in his laboratory. His research focus is neglected tropical diseases, especially functional genomics approaches to investigate helminthic infections, and helminth infection-induced cancers, research sponsored by ongoing awards from the NIH, the Wellcome Trust and DARPA. He maintains active research collaborations in the US, Thailand, Australia, Portugal, Ireland, Germany, France and Britain.


  • –present
    Professor, George Washington University


  • 1983 
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, PhD/ Parasitology