Research Day Keynote: Dr. Tony Goldberg

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April 04, 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, Dunlap Auditorium

Scary Viruses, Killer Tapeworms, Brain Maggots, and Nostril Ticks: Predicting Zoonoses in an Unpredictable World

Dr. Tony Goldberg
Professor, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University Wisconsin-Madison

John D. MacArthur Chair

Director, Kibale EcoHealth Project
Global Virus Network

Dr. Goldberg is Professor of Epidemiology and John D. MacArthur Research Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the USA. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in 1990 in Biology and English, his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1996 in Biological Anthropology, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and MS in Epidemiology in 2000 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Goldberg’s research combines epidemiological study designs with laboratory-based methods in metagenomics to “hunt” for the causes of disease of unknown etiology. He uses methods in the social sciences to link the resulting findings to root drivers of pathogen emergence, many of which hinge on human activities. Dr. Goldberg focuses on diseases that threaten wildlife and imperil ecosystem services, whether or not those diseases are zoonotic.  His overarching goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and people while helping to conserve the rapidly changing ecosystems we share.