Professor Emeritus Dan Colley to discuss 50 years of Schistosoma research

Dan Colley at Sand Harvesters
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 11:00 am EDT, Dan Colley will be the guest at The International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases’s online meeting.

Dr. Dan Colley, professor emeritus of microbiology and member of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the University of Georgia, has spent more than 50 years studying the parasitic worm Schistosoma spp, which causes the sometimes-deadly disease schistosomiasis. Over the years, he has served as student, mentor, researcher, and director. This July, Colley adds a new title to his impressive career – retiree. On Thursday, June 4 at 11 am EDT, Colley will be discussing his career at the online meeting of ISNTD Connect. To register for the free meeting, visit

In the past 50 years, Colley has traveled the globe and met with heads of state and international health organizations, as well as car washers, laundresses, and sand harvesters, all with the single goal of understanding and eliminating the risk of infection to individuals who disproportionately live in constant poverty.

Dr. Goylette Chami of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford will lead the interview and the audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions. This conversation promises to be a combination of science and life lessons learned over the course of Colley’s illustrious career. If you have ever met Colley you know this interview will be lively and entertaining as well as informative.

If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the replay here:


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