Loubna Tazi, Kansas State University, USA
Loubna Tazi is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. She received a B.S. from Bordeaux II University (France), M.S. from Montpellier II University (France) and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from Montpellier II University (France). Her work was selected by the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) for the Excellence Ph.D. research award. She was also a previous recipient of the award for best communication by a scientist from a developing country from MEEGID VI organized in Paris, France. After completing her Ph.D., she conducted postdoctoral research at University of California, Irvine, and at Brigham Young University, Provo. Before joining the faculty at Kansas State University in August 2011, she held a position as an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Her research focuses on the population and evolutionary genetics, and molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases. She is working on the following pathogens: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HIV-1, Plasmodium, and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Her research interests also include tuberculosis transmission dynamics and studies related to human susceptibility to tuberculosis.
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