Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Global Health Topic(s)

HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Maternal and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases



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(615) 875-8410
7330 Stevenson Center
Station B 351822
Nashville, TN 37235


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Joseph Conrad Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Joseph Conrad received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Centre College in 2000. Upon completion of undergraduate training, he began 2 years service as a Volunteer with the US Peace Corps-Zambia where he assisted rural farmers in integrated aquaculture practices and served as a program advisor in HIV/AIDS education and extension. He joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 2005 at Vanderbilt as a Ph.D. candidate and worked on several projects focused on the immunobiology underlying development and maintenance of T cell populations in chronic HIV infection. Dr. Conrad received his Doctorate of Microbiology & Immunology in April 2011 from Vanderbilt University. He is especially interested in developing programs and projects which extend international training opportunities to basic science researchers and trainees. Dr. Conrad is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and is focused on development of technologies and approaches to enhance the sensitivity of low resource diagnostics for HIV and malaria.

Research Interest: Low resource diagnostics

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