Roberto Docampo

(706) 542-804
rdocampo@uga.edu

Docampo

EDUCATION

1972, MD. School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1977, Ph.D., Microbiology, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology,Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1979, Ph.D., Medicine (Biochemistry) Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1982-1985, Visiting Scientist (Biophysics, postdoctoral) Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

 

POSITIONS HELD

1972-1976 Research Fellow, National Research Council, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1976 Grantee, World Health Organization, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1978 Career Investigator (Assistant), National Research Council, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1978-1981 Career Investigator (Adjunct), National Research Council, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1978-1982 Chief of Practical Works (Assistant Professor), Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1982-1985 Career Investigator (Independent), National Research Council, Center for Bioenergetic Research, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1990-1995 Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

1995-2004 Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

2002-2004 Chair, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

2002-2004 Scientific Director, Center for Zoonoses Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

2005-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61802

2005-present Professor of Cellular Biology and Barbara and Sanford Orkin/Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

 

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

1977 Visiting Training Grantee, World Health Organization, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1977 Visiting Guest Researcher, Biological Laboratory, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England

1979 Visiting Professor, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1980 Guest Worker, Laboratory of Environmental Biophysics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIEHS/NIH), Research Triangle Park, N.C.

1982 Visiting Professor, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1982 Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Environmental Biophysics, NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

1982-1984 Guest Worker, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

1984-1986 Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

1986-1989 Visiting Professor, Department of General Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1989-1990 Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y.

 

AWARDS

Seymour H. Hutner Prize; American Society of Protozoologists (1988)

SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence (1994)

College of Veterinary Medicine; UIUC, Research Excellence Award (1996)

Corresponding Member; Brazilian Academy of Sciences (elected in 1998)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Initiatives in Malaria Research Award (1999-2000)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund/ASM Visiting Professor in Microbiological Sciences (2000-2001)

Fellow; American Academy of Microbiology (elected in 2009)

Fellow; American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected in 2010)

Member of the Committee on Elections; American Academy of Microbiology (2011-2013)

Raíces (Roots) Award, Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Argentina (2013)

Doctor Honoris Causa, National University of San Martin, San Martin, Argentina (2013)

São Paulo Excellence Chair, São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil (2014)

Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia (2016)

Southeastern Faculty Achievement Award, University of Georgia (2017)

Corresponding Member, Latin American Academy of Sciences (elected in 2017)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

1982-1986 and 2005; Member of the Steering Committee of the Scientific Working Group on Chagas' disease, TDR/World Health Organization.

1983-present; Editorial Board, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

1990-1995, 2001-2002; Editorial Board, The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

1995-1999; Member of the Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section, NIH

1995-1998; Member and Vice-Chairman, Research Policy and Allocations Committee, American Heart Association, Illinois Affiliate.

2001-2005; Guest Editor, Acta Tropica, Conferences on New and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

2003-2004; Guest Editor, Microscopy and Microanalysis 10 (5), 511-668, 2004

2003-2012; Associate Editor, The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

2005-2014; Editor, The Biochemical Journal

2014-2016; Editorial Board, ACS Infectious Diseases

2005-present; Editorial Board, Experimental Parasitology

2006-present, Member, Faculty of 1000

2007-present: Editorial Board, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

2010-2011;Guest Editor, Essays in Biochemistry (issue on Molecular Parasitology; vol. 51, 2011)

2009-2013; Member of the Drug Discovery and Mechanism of Antimicrobial Resistance Study Section, NIH

2012-present; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

2017; Editorial Advisor, Emerging Topics in Life Sciences (issue on Perspectives in Parasitology; vol. 1 (6), 2017)