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Dennis Kyle elected 2015 Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science

Dennis Kyle, PhD, a Distinguished University Health Professor in the Department of Global Health, USF College of Public Health, was one of six faculty members from USF recently elected 2015 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Dr. Kyle was honored as part of the AAAS Biological Sciences Section for his distinguished contributions and innovations in the field of global health, especially tropical and infectious diseases. His research interests include elucidation of mechanisms of antimalarial drug resistance and discovery of new anti-parasitic drugs for diverse disease including malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, and primary amoebic meningoencephalitis.

Dr. Kyle has more than 175 publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, serves on peer review panels for the National Institutes of Health and chaired the Genomics and Discovery Research Steering Committee and the Compound Evaluation Network for the World Health Organization. He is a fellow of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. His laboratory is supported by research funding from National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Medicines for Malaria Venture.

After completing a PhD in zoology at Clemson University (1984) and a postdoctoral position at the University of Georgia, he began a 21-year association with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. During this time he led key efforts with the U.S. Army’s Drug and Vaccine Development Programs, eventually serving as deputy director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics. He also served as the chief, Department of Immunology and Parasitology, at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok, Thailand (1991-94) and was a senior scientist in the malaria drug program at the Australian Army Malaria Institute (2002-04).

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