Peru, Nebraska – Dr. Gul Ahmad, associate professor of biology at Peru State College, has been invited to serve as the Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of the Journal of Tropical Medicine. The special issue, to be published in January 2018, will focus on helminth infections in humans and animals.
Ahmad writes, “As the Lead Guest Editor, my main responsibilities are inviting additional guest editors, writing a call for papers in consultation with those guest editors and coordinating incoming submitted manuscripts so the manuscripts can be sent for peer review.”
“I will also be working with my guest editors to co-author an editorial as an opening to this special issue.”
Ahmad’s selected guest editors are Dr. Syed M.A. Abidi of A.M. University in Aligarh, India, and Dr.
Workineh Torben of Tulane University in Covington, Louisiana.
The call for papers for the January 2018 issue reads, “Helminths are . . . parasites infecting various organs of human and domestic and wild animals and account for significant rates of [disease and death].”
“Estimates indicate that about one-third of the human population is infected with one or more helminthic parasites. The level of infestation is equally common among animals.”
“Despite several decades of research, we have limited understanding about the basic mechanism of immune evasion to ultimately be able to develop effective vaccines or therapeutic approaches against helminthic diseases.”
The Journal of Tropical Medicine is a high profile international journal for infectious and parasitic diseases based in the United Kingdom. The Journal is peer-reviewed and open access. It publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of tropical medicine. The journal is indexed in PubMed and Web of Science.
Dr. Ahmad completed his education, including his Ph.D., at A.M. University in Aligarh, India. Ahmad is a parasitologist by training with special interest in molecular and cell biology, immunology and biochemistry of parasitic diseases with emphasis on the control of parasites of medical and veterinary importance.
Ahmad has more than 25 years of research and teaching experience including more than five years at Peru State. He has also published over 45 peer-reviewed, high-impact journal articles and book chapters which are cited more than 1500 times.
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