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Patrick J. Skelly, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Chair Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine 508-887-4348 508-839-7911 Website


Dr. Patrick J. Skelly jointly runs the Molecular Helminthology Laboratory at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine with Professor Charles B. Shoemaker. A major focus of the laboratory is using newer molecular technologies, notably RNAi, to study helminth molecular and cell biology. Before coming to Tufts, Patrick was on the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Biochemistry in 1986 at the Australian National University from his work on the cuticle of the ectoparasite, Lucilia cuprina. Patrick is currently the Secretary of the New England Association of Parasitologists and a member of the Tellers Committee of the American Society of Parasitologists.