Adjunct Faculty: Jean-Paul Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D.
- Medical degree (internal and tropical medicine) from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bordeaux
- PhD in Science (molecular virology) from the University of Clermont-Auvergne (France)
- Completed his medical training at a teaching hospital in French Amazonian Guyana
- Fellowships and visiting professorships at: the CDC Atlanta (Special Pathogen Branch), Yale University, Mahidol University-Bangkok, Kansas State University, the University of Dakar, and the Institut Pasteur International Network, among others
Dr. Jean-Paul Gonzalez uses his expertise and leadership in training and teaching to direct multidisciplinary and multicultural research teams in many countries where he has worked (e.g., Brazil, Cameroon, Central African Republic, France, Laos, Senegal, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda). His research projects are in the field of life sciences and medicine and focus on understanding the emergence of diverse and complex pathologies (e.g., arboviruses, zoonoses, transboundary diseases, high-risk pathogens, selective agents, etc.). Dr. Gonzalez also works on biosafety, biosecurity and biosurveillance systems, epidemic preparedness and response (therapy and vaccine). His studies and research projects are mainly focused on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) to teach, train and promote the concept of One Health and the implementation of health policies adapted to the needs of the populations of the countries concerned. Dr. Gonzalez has also been extensively involved in the implementation of medical countermeasures and in particular those applied (e.g., virus detection, immune treatment) during the SARS2 pandemic in the USA and in LMICs.
Dr. Gonzalez has published over 350 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals (available in NCBI My Bibliography), as well as 30 books and book chapters.