George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Tom Burkot


Location: 283 Galvin Life Sciences


The Craig Memorial Lecture Series is proud to host Prof. Tom Burkot of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine at James Cook University.  

Prof. Burkot  is global leader in tropical infectious diseases research. As an entomologist and vector biologist, his work focuses on improving how the insect vectors of human diseases, particularly malaria and lymphatic filariasis, are monitored and controlled.

The George B. Craig, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series honors Notre Dame faculty member and distinguished scientist George Brownlee Craig, Jr. (1930-1995). A Chicago native, Craig joined the Notre Dame Biology faculty in 1957 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. While at Notre Dame, he established a world-renowned research program in mosquito biology and genetics, serving as advisor to 40 graduate students and 39 postdoctoral fellows, with whom he published more than 500 scientific papers. He was a passionate teacher and mentor to countless undergraduate students. Recipient of numerous awards and honors during his career at Notre Dame, he was honored by the Entomological Society of America in 1975 with its first Distinguished Teaching Award, received the Hoogstrahl Medal from the American Committee for Medical Entomology, and in 1983 became the first Notre Dame faculty member to be elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. This lectureship is funded, in part, by an endowment established from contributions donated in his memory.

Sponsored by the Eck Institute for Global Health

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