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Prof. Jonathan Kwamina Stiles

Prof. Jonathan Kwamina Stiles is the Chair of the Department of Microbiology Biochemistry and Immunology at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, USA. His area of research interest is Molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases that affect the central nervous system (CNS) with emphasis on cerebral malaria and African trypanosomiasis (”Sleeping Sickness”). 


Prof. Stiles serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Global Health Alliance and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a member of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the graduate training in immunology program at University of Louisville, KY, USA. He also serves on various intramural and extramural committees at Morehouse School of Medicine. He is a member of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology, and a standing member on the NIH’s Clinical Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumors (CNBT) Study Section. He also serves on the editorial boards of PLoS, J. Neiuroimmunology and J. of Vector Borne Diseases. 


Prof. Stiles is the Co-Director of the NIH’s Fogarty Global Health Fellows Training Program, a consortium of institutions including University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine and Tulane University, focused on capacity building in biomedical research in low and middleincome countries (LMIC). He is an investigator on the National Research Monitoring Network (NRMN/Phase II) and serves as Director of the RCMI Investigator Development Core (IDC), which facilitates research mentoring to early stage investigators at MSM. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed scientific publications, owns five patents and 136 invited lectures and is a nationally and internationally recognized investigator seeking new research models and interventions against malaria and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Prof. Stiles is leading an NIH funded research collaboration in cerebral malaria with the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) at the University of Ghana, Legon, and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.  He is committed to building capacity in research development and innovation through training and mentoring.