Dickson Despommier, PhD
Date of Birth: June 5, 1940 | Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Emeritus Professor with appointments in:
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia University 1971-present
1962 B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University, Biology
1964 M.S., Columbia University, Medical Parasitology
1967 Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Microbiology
1967-70 Post-doctoral Fellow, The Rockefeller University, New York, N.Y.
|1962||Research Assistant, Department of Parasitology, Columbia University, School of Public Health|
|1962||Research Assistant, Department of Parasitology, Columbia University, School of Public Health|
|1964||Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of Notre Dame|
|1970-71||Assistant Professor of Microbiology, The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio|
|1971-75||Assistant Professor of Public Health (Parasitology), Division of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|1974-77||Course Director, "Parasitic Diseases and Public Health", School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|1975-77||Associate Professor of Public Health (Parasitology), Division of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|1976-77||Visiting Associate Professor, The Rockefeller University|
|1977-1982||Tenured Associate Professor of Public Health (Parasitology), Division of Tropical Medicine, School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|1980-81||Acting Head, Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Columbia University|
|1976-2010||Course Director, "Parasitic Diseases" (required course for 2nd year medical students), Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1978-1983||Course Director, "Parasitic Diseases", Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio|
|1979||President, New York Society for Tropical Medicine|
|1981||Course Director, "Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases", School of Public Health, Columbia|
|1981-1991||License, Director of Clinical Laboratories, N.Y.C. Department of Health|
|1981-1991||Appointed "Parasitologist in Public Health", and Director of the Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory. The Presbyterian Hospital|
|1982||Present Professor of Public Health (Parasitology) and Microbiology.|
|1985-89||Elected to council, American Society for Parasitologists|
|1985-88||Referee Editor, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.|
|1986||Sabbatical leave. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Melbourne, Australia. March through August.|
|1988-1992||Elected to council, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene|
|1988-1996||Editorial Board, Experimental Parasitology|
|1988||Present Executive Committee, International Commission on Trichinellosis|
|1989||Vice Chairman, Gordon Research Conference: "Immunological and Biochemical Aspects of Parasitism." Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire|
|1989-2000||Editorial Board, Parasitology Research|
|1990-99||Editorial Board, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|1999-2006||Editorial Board, Advances in Parasitology|
|1991||Chairman, Gordon Research Conference: "Immunological and Molecular Aspects of Parasitism" Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire|
|1993-98||Course Co-director, Advanced Microbiology|
|1999–2010||Course Director, "Ecology 101"|
|2003||Volume Editor, Topley and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections. Volume 5. Parasitology. Arnold Pubs. London|
|1974||General Foods Corp. Tarrytown, N.Y.|
|1981-82||Consultant, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratories, Los Alamos, New Mexico|
|1981-83||Consultant, United States Department of Agriculture|
|1981-85||Member, N.I.H. Study Section (Tropical Medicine and Parasitology)|
|1986-1992||Bionetics Research Institute, Rockville, Md.|
|1993-94||Eco Chem, Inc,. Naples, Florida|
|1996||General Electric Company|
|2013||Plantagon, honorary board member|
|1978||Elected Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1980||Distinguished Teacher Award, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio|
|1981||Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1982||Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1984||Elected Teacher of the year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1987||Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1989||Dean's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University|
|1990||Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.|
|1991||Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. Dermatology New York Medical College, Vallhala, New York.|
|1991||Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology University of South Alabama. Mobile, Alabama|
|1993||Theobald Smith Memorial Lecturer, New York Society of Tropical Medicine|
|1997||Excellence in Teaching Award, Third Grade, Livingston Manor Central School, Livingston Manor, New York|
|2003||The 2003 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence Award. American Medical Student Association/Foundation|
|2008||Distinguished Fall Lecturer, 2nd Yr. Class, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University|
|2008||Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: Honored as one of the world’s top 10 innovators (featuring an exhibit on vertical farming opening in September, 2008)|
|2008||Drew University: Distinguished Visiting Lecturer|
|2009||American Institute for Architecture, New York Chapter. Certificate of Merit. Presentation on vertical farming|
|2009||Exhibit for the vertical farm. Exit Art Museum New York City|
|2009||Council of Scientific Society Presidents. Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding contributions to our re-thinking of farming systems and water and energy conservation.|
|2010||Guggenheim Museum of Art. Part of an exhibit on the Guggenheim Forum: Declaration. Feb. 21st-March 10th. New York City|
|2010||Featured in DIE WAHREN VISIONÄRE UNSERER ZEIT by Martin Hausler. 2010|
|2013||Distinguished Serve Award. Columbia University Medical School.|
|2013||Plantagon Award for contributions to the field of vertical farming.|
|1963-1964||U.S.P.H.S. Traineeship, Columbia University American Cancer Society Summer Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame|
|1965-1967||U.S.P.H.S. Traineeship, University of Notre Dame|
|1967-1969||N.I.H. Post-doctoral Fellowship|
|1971-1998||N.I.H. Research Grant 1-RO1-AI-10627, Functional Antigens of Trichinella spiralis, Principal Investigator (Renewed competitively 6 consecutive times) Most recent award 1994-1998 - $980,000|
|1972-1974||N.I.H. Research Grant 1-RO1 AI-11150 Co-principal Investigator|
|1972-1976||N.I.H. Career Development Award 1-KO4-AI 70255|
|1984-1991||MacArthur Foundation Grant for Molecular Parasitology. Charles Cantor, Principal Investigator $2,000,000|
|1999-2001||GRACE Foundation. $25,000/yr for 3 yrs. Medical Ecology website and subject development|
|2002-2003||Pfizer Gift for Medical Ecology web site development. $300,000|
|1974-76||Standing Research Committee, School of Public Health|
|1974-78||Admissions Committee, School of Public Health|
|1977-78||Chairperson, Admissions Committee, School of Public Health|
|1975-78||Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Medicine|
|1973||Grading Committee, School of Public Health|
|1974-2009||Human Subjects in Research Committee, School of Public Health|
|1978||Search Committee for Chairperson of Pediatrics Harlem Hospital|
|1976-2010||Second Year Class Committee, Faculty of Medicine|
|1980-88||Animal Care Committee|
|1984||Elected to University Senate|
|1984-86||Chairman, Animal Care Committee|
|1985||Search committee for Head, Institute for Comparative Medicine. Department of Pathology.|
|1987||Search committee for Director of Division of Population and Family Planning|
|1987||Re-elected to University Senate|
|1988-Present||Admissions Committee, Faculty of Medicine|
|1988-Present||Steering Committee of the Admissions Committee, Medical School|
|1988-1998||Curriculum committee, School of Public Health|
|1990-98||Dean's Committee on Academic Strategy for The Medical School|
|1990-93||Planning Committee of the Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Medicine|
|1990||Search Committee, Chairman of Otolaryngology, St. Luke's Hospital|
|1991-95||The University Senate|
|1991-2000||Advisory Board, Faculty House|
|1991||Steering Committee, School of Public Health|
|1993-1996||Dean's Advisory Committee, Faculty of Medicine|
|2003||Chair, Dean’s Committee on Educational Space, Faculty of Medicine|
|2003||Committee on Appointments and Promotions, School of Public Health|
|2006-09||Admissions Committee, Ben Gurion University Medical School|
|1978||Department of Pathology, William Harrington (Ph.D. Candidate, Preliminary Examination)|
|1977||Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. Defense Committee)|
|1980||Division of Population and Family Planning, School of Public Health. Sarah Grove (Ph.D. Candidate, Preliminary Examination)|
|1980||Department of Microbiology, David Silberstein (Ph.D. Candidate, Preliminary Examination, Thesis Defense , Thesis Advisor)|
|1988||Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health Doctoral thesis committee, Jeanne Courvalle.|
|1991||Division of Molecular Parasitology, New York University. Doctoral thesis advisor external) Silvia Chei.|
|1991||Division of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health. Doctoral thesis committee, Jenan Al-Atrash.|
|1993||Department of Genetics. Doctoral thesis committee, Demitri Vassialitis|
|2003||Kim Knowlton, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health|
|2007||Babacar Cicce MD/PhD candidate –combined program|
|2007||Elizabeth Kelvin PhD Epidemiology – thesis defense. Al Houser, advisor|
American Chemical Society
American Society for Parasitologists
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
New York Society of Tropical Medicine
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi (full member since 1966)
Harvey Society (since 1978)
American Men in Science (since 2000)
New York Academy of Sciences (2010)
Science Barge Advisory Board (2007-Present)
Food Safety Advisory Board, Department of Health for the City of New York (2007-2009)
Who's Who in the East (since 2000)
Who’s Who in American Education (since 2005)
Who's Who in America (since 1987)
Angler’s Club of New York (since 2002)
Salmagundi Club (since 2005)
1100 Watercolor Society (2003-2008)
"The in vivo and in vitro analysis of acquired resistance to Trichinella spiralis infections in mice." 1967 Ph.D. Thesis, University of Notre Dame.
Board of Directors, Arts Interaction/Gallery 12. (1990-1995)
Trout Unlimited (1974-Present)
Board of Directors, East Jersey Chapter, Trout Unlimited (1982-1984)
Director of two day workshop: "We All Live Downstream", sponsored by East Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited. (Sept. 21 and 22, 1991)
Board of Advisors, The Neighborhood Fund. (1992-Present)
Board of Directors, The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. (1994-1999)
Executive Committee, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. (1999-2006)
Director of Educational Programs, Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. (1996-1999)
Board of Directors, Friends of Fishes (1994-1999)
Brodhead Forest and Stream Association (2000-Present)
Anglers Club of New York (1999-2016)
Salmagundi Club of New York (2003-present)
President, Apple Trees Productions, LLC (published 5 books as of 2006)
President and founder, Vertical Farm Technologies, LLC (2007)
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Fall 2004 – First place - “Portals” - photograph
Salmagundi Club of New York – 2005 - Honorable Mention – “Portals” - photograph
Salmagundi Club of New York – 2007 - Grand Prize – best in show, Fall auction: “Mocha Latte Water Buffalo” – photograph
Salmagundi Club of New York – 2008 - Certificate of Merit – “My Favorite Thing” show - “Bicycle”, digital image
Salmagundi Club of New York – 2009 - Certificate of Merit – “Tree”, digital image
The Art Students League of New York – 2005 - Red Dot Award – “Jars and Pear”, watercolor
The Art Students League of New York – 2008 - Red Dot Award – “Spathia”, watercolor
The Art Students League of New York – 2009 - Red Dot Award – “Red Stamen”, watercolor
Architecture Institute of America, New York Chapter. 2009. Award of Merit.
|1978-2009||“Parasitic Diseases". Required course, 2nd yr. medical students. Course director|
|1980-Present||“Medical Elective in the Tropics”. Available to 4th year medical students. Director of the program|
|1982-1998||"Advanced Microbiology". Required course, first year graduate students in Dept. Microbiology, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Section on eukaryotic parasites.|
|1994-2009||"Ecology 101”. Elective course at the SPH. Open to all graduate-level students campus wide. Course director.|
|1993-2009||"Environmental Health Sciences". Core course, team taught to all students in SPH. Lectures on Water, Energy Use, Land Use. Co-founder of course contents.|
|1994–1998||"Medical Ecology" lectures (3), to 1st year medical students. Founded lecture series: Atmosphere; Food; Water.|
|1999-present||“Medical Ecology” Fall semester course, elective for all graduate students|
|2000||"Cholera Then And Now" Elective course for Environmental Health Science Students.|
|2003, 2004||“Core Course in Environmental Health Sciences”, course director, SPH|
|2002-2009||“Emerging Infectious Diseases” Co-director with Steve Morse, SPH|
|2012-present||“Ecology For Designers”. Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus|
1. Despommier, D.D., M. Kajima, and B.S. Wostmann. 1967. Ferritin-conjugated antibody studies on the larva of Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 53: 618-624.
2. Despommier, D.D., and B.S. Wostmann. 1968. Diffusion chambers for inducing immunity to Trichinella spiralis in mice. Exp. Parasitol. 23: 228-233.
3. Despommier, D.D., and B.S. Wostmann. 1969. Trichinella spiralis: Immune elimination in mice. Exp. Parasitol. 24: 243-250.
4. Despommier, D.D., and M. Muller. 1969. Particle-associated functional antigens of Trichinella spiralis larvae and immunity in mice. Proced. 2nd International Conference Trichinellosis. Warsaw, Poland. Wiadomosci Parazytologiczne. T.X.V. Nr. 5-6: 612 (abstract).
5. Fuchs, M., G.B. Craig, and D.D. Despommier. 1969. The protein nature of the substance inducing female monogamy in Aedes aegypti. J. Insect Physiol. 15: 701-709.
6. Dennis, D., D.D. Despommier, and N. Davis. 1970. The infectivity of the newborn larva of Trichinella spiralis in the rat. J. Parasit. 56: 974-977.
7. Despommier, D.D., and M. Muller. 1970. The schistosome of Trichinella spiralis: Its structure and function. J. Parasit. 56: Sec. II. Part 1. 2nd Internat. Cong. Parasitol. pp. 76-77.
8. Despommier, D.D., and M. Muller. 1970. Functional antigens of Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 56: Sect. II. Part 1. 2nd Internat. Cong. Parasitol. p. 76.
9. Despommier, D.D. 1971. The immunogenicity of the newborn larva of Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 57: 531-535.
10. Despommier, D.D., and G.J. Jackson. 1972. Actinomycin-D and Puromycin-HCl in axenic cultures of the nematode, Neoaplectana glaseri. J. Parasit. 58: 774-777.
11. Despommier, D.D. 1973. A circular thermal migration device for the rapid collection of large numbers of intestinal helminths. J. Parasit. 59: 933-935.
12. Purkerson, M., and D.D. Despommier. 1974. Fine structure of the muscle phase of Trichinella spiralis in the mouse. In: Trichinellosis.(ed. C. Kim), Intext Publishers, N.Y.C. pp. 7-24.
13. Despommier, D.D. 1974. The stichocyte of Trichinella spiralis during morphogenesis in the small intestine of the rat. In: Trichinellosis.(ed. C. Kim), Intext Publishers, N.Y.C. pp. 239-255.
14. Despommier, D.D., M. Muller, B. Jenks, and M. Fruitstone. 1974. Immunodiagnosis of human trichinosis using counterimmunoelectrophoresis and agar gel diffusion techniques. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 23: 41-44.
15. Despommier, D.D., S. Weisbroth, and C. Fass. 1974. Circulating eosinophils and trichinosis in the rat: The stage responsible for induction during infection. J. Parasit. 60: 280-284.
16. Despommier, D.D., L. Aron, and L. Turgeon. 1975. Trichinella spiralis: Growth of the intracellular (muscle)larva. Exp. Parasitol. 37: 108-116.
17. Despommier, D.D. 1975. Adaptive changes in muscle fibers infected with Trichinella spiralis. Amer. J. Pathology 78: 477-484.
18. Feldman, A., H. Rosenkranz, and D.D. Despommier. 1975. Guanine-cytosine content of DNA from the mature muscle larva of Trichinella spiralis as determined from buoyant density and thermal-helix coil transition measurements. J. Parasit. 61: 570-571.
19. Despommier, D.D., and M. Muller. 1976. The stichosome and its secretion granules in the mature muscle larva of Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 62:775-785.
20. Despommier, D.D., W.C. Campbell, and L. Blair. 1977. The in vivo and in vitro analysis of immunity to Trichinella spiralis in mice and rats. Parasitology. 74: 109-119.
21. Crum, E., D.D. Despommier, and D.D. McGregor. 1977. Immunity to Trichinella spiralis. I. Transfer of resistance by two classes of lymphocytes. Immunology. 33: 787-796.
22. Despommier, D.D., D.D. McGregor, and E. Crum. 1977. Immunity to Trichinella spiralis. II. Expression of immunity against adult worms. Immunology. 33: 797-805.
23. Despommier, D. 1977. Immunity to Trichinella spiralis. Amer. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 26: 68-75.
24. Despommier, D., M. Sukhdeo, and E. Meerovitch. 1978. Trichinella spiralis: Site selection by the larva during the enteral phase of the infection in mice. Exp. Parasitol. 44: 209-215.
25. Williams, R.W., N.K.B. Hagan, A. Berger, and D.D. Despommier. 1978. An improved assay technique for matrone, a mosquito pheromone, and its application for ultrafiltration experiments. J.Insect. Physiol. 24: 127-132.
26. Bell, R.G., D.D. McGregor, and D.D. Despommier. 1979. Trichinella spiralis: Mediation of the intestinal component of protective immunity in the rat by multiple, phase-specific, antiparasitic responses. Exp. Parasitol. 47: 140-157.
27. Despommier, D.D. 1979. The immune system and parasitism. In: “Infectious Diseases.” June, 1979.
28. Despommier, D.D., and A. Laccetti. 1981. Trichinella spiralis: Proteins and antigens isolated from a large-particle fraction derived from the muscle larva. Exp. Parasitol. 51: 279-295.
29. Despommier, D.D., and A. Laccetti. 1981. Trichinella spiralis: Partial characterization of antigens isolated by immuno-affinity chromatography from the large-particle fraction of the muscle larva. J. Parasit. 67: 332-339.
30. Despommier, D.D. 1981. Partial purification and characterization of protection- inducing antigens from the muscle larva of Trichinella spiralis by molecular sizing chromatography and preparative flatbed isoelectric focusing. Parasite Immunology 3: 261-272.
31. Despommier, D.D. 1981. The Laboratory Diagnosis of Entamoeba histolytica. Bull. New York Academy of Medicine 57: 212-216.
32. Seawright, G.L., D.D. Despommier, W. Zimmerman, and R. Isenstein.1983. Enzyme immunoassay for swine trichinellosis using antigens. Trop. Med. Hyg. 32: 1275-1284.
33. Silberstein, D., and D.D. Despommier. 1984. Antigens from Trichinella spiralis that induce protection in the mouse. J. Immunol. 132: 898-904.
34. Lefkowitch, J.H., S. Krumhotz, K.-C. Feng-Chen, P. Griffin, D. D. Despommier, and T.A. Brasitus. 1984. Cryptosporidiosis of the human small intestine: A light and electron microscopic study. Human Path. 15: 746-752.
35. Burnham, J.C., and D.D. Despommier.1985. Development of the male genitalia of Trichinella spiralis during its enteral phase of development in the mouse: an SEM study. J. Parasit. 70: 310-311.
36. Murrell, K.D., and D.D. Despommier. 1984. Immunization of swine against Trichinella spiralis. Vet. Parasitol. 15: 263-270.
37. Capo, V., D.D. Despommier, and D.S. Silberstein. 1984. The site of ecdysis of the L1 larva of Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 70: 992-993.
38. Silberstein .D.S., and D. D. Despommier. 1985. Effects on Trichinella spiralis of host responses to purified antigens. Science 227: 948-950.
39. Silberstein, D.S., and D.D. Despommier. 1985. Immunization with purified antigens protects mice from lethal infection with Trichinella spiralis. J. Parasit. 71: 516-517.
40. Despommier, D.D. 1985. Preparation and standardization of antigens useful in the diagnosis of swine trichinellosis. Develop. Biol. Standards. 62: 53-56.
41. Isenstein, R.S.; H.M. Marks; D.W. Webert; J.C. Judkins; C.M. Parker; and D.D. Despommier. (1985). In: ICT6 Trichinellosis (ed. C. Kim), The State University Press; Albany, N.Y., pp. 240-245.
42. Pincus, S.H., P.V. Cammaratta, M. DeLima, and D.D. Despommier. 1986. Eosinophilia in murine Trichinosis. J. Parasit. 72: 321-324.
43. Capo, V.,D.D. Despommier, and D.S. Silberstein. 1986. Immunocytolocalization of two protection-inducing antigens of Trichinella spiralis during its enteral phase inimmune and non-immune mice. J. Parasit. 72: 931-938.
44. Symmans, W.A.; C.H. Beresford; D. Dickson; D. Despommier, B.J. Reeder, and C.S. Shepherd. 1986. Cyclic eosinophilic myositis and hyperimmunoglobulin-E . Ann. Internal Med. 104: 26-32.
45. Stewart, G.L.; D.D. Despommier; J. Burnham; and K. Reins. 1987.Trichinella spiralis: Behavioral, structural, and biochemical studies on larvae following exposure to components of the host enteric environment. Exp. Parasitol. 63: 195-204.
46. Despommier, D.D., A. Gold, S.W. Buck, V. Capo and D. Silberstein. 1990. Trichinella spiralis: A secreted antigen of the infective L1 larva localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm of infected host cells. Exp. Parasitol. 72: 27- 38.
47. Despommier, D.D. 1990. Trichinella spiralis: The worm that would be Virus Parasitology Today. 6: 193-196.
48. Gold, A.M.; D.D. Despommier; and S.W. Buck. 1990. Partial characterization of two antigens secreted by the larva of Trichinella spiralis. Mol. Biochem. Parasit. 41: 187-196
49. Despommier, D.D.; W.F. Symmans; and R. Dell. 1991. Changes in Nurse cell nuclei during infection with Trichinella spiralis. J.Parasitol. 77: 290-295.
50. Baruch, A.M., and D.D.Despommier. 1991. Blood vessels in Trichinella spiralis infections: a study using vascular casts. J. Parasitol. 77: 99-103.
51. Vassilatis, D., D.D. Despommier, D. Misek, R.I. Polvere, A.M. Gold, and L.H.T. van der Ploeg. Analysis of a 43 kDa glycoprotein from the intracellular parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis. 1992. J. Biol. Chem. 267: 18,459-18,465.
52. Despommier, D.D. 1992. Tapeworm infection: the long and the short of it. New England Journal of Medicine. 327: 727-728.
53. Despommier, D.D. 1993. Trichinella spiralis and the concept of niche. J. Parasitol. 79: 472-482.
54. Jasmer, D.P., S. Yao, D. Vassilatis, D.D. Despommier, and S.M. Neary. 1994. Failure to detect Trichinella spiralis p43 in isolated host nuclei and in irradiated larvae of infected muscle cells which express the infected cell phenotype. Mol. Biochem. Parasit. 67: 225-234.
55. Montgomery, J., Feldmen, A., Despommier, DD., Stewart, G.L., and Haeling E. 1995. A method for isolation and partial purification of large quantities of Trichinella spiralis Nurse cells. J. Parasitol. 81: 649-652.
56. Capo, V.; and D. D. Despommier. 1996. Clinical aspects of infection with Trichinella spp. Clinical Microbiol. Reviews 9: 47-54.
57. Vassilatis, D.K.; Despommier, D.D.; Polvere, R.I.; Gold, A.M.; and Van der Ploeg, L.H.T. 1996. Trichinella pseudospiralis secretes a protein related to the Trichinella spiralis 43-kDa glycoprotein. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 78: 13-23.
58. Vassilatis, D.K.; Polvere, R.I.; Despommier, D.D.; Gold, A.M.; and Van der ploeg, L.H.T. 1996. Developmental expression of a 43-kDa secreted glycoprotein from Trichinella spiralis. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 78: 25-31.
59. Despommier, D.D. 1997. Trichinella spiralis and the concept of Parakines.In:9th International Conference on Trichinellosis. August. Mexico City.
60. Gold, A.M.; and Despommier, D.D. 1997. A major secreted glycoprotein of Trichinella spiralis L1 larvae is relatedto the serine peptidases. 9th International Conference on Trichinellosis. Mexico City..
61. Polvere, R.I.; Kabash, C.; Kadan, I.; Capo, V.; Gold,A.M.; and Despommier, D.D. 1997. Trichinella spiralis: collagen type IV and type VI synthesis. Exp. Parasitol.86:191-199.
62. Capo, V., D.D.Despommier, and R.I.Polvere. 1998. Trichinella spiralis: Vascular endothelial growth factor is up-regulated within the Nurse cell during the early phase of its formation. J.Parasitol. 84: 209-214.
63. Despommier, D.D. 1998. How Trichinella spiralis makes itself at home. Parasitology Today. August. p.318-323.
64. Despommier, D.D. 2003. Toxocariasis: clinical aspects, epidemiology, medical
ecology, and molecular aspects. Clin Microbiol Rev. Apr;16:265-72.
65. Despommier, D.D; Ellis, B.R.; B. Wilcox. 2007. The role of ecotones in emerging infectious diseases. Ecohealth 3, 281-289.
66. Despommier, D.D. 2007. Chemical trails and the parasites that follow them. PNAS. Vol.104
67. Ellingsen, E., and D. Despommier. 2008. The Vertical Farm- The origin of a 21st Century Architectural Typology. Issue III. CTBUH Journal. pp. 26-34
68. The Future of Our Food. Consilience. 2010.
69. The Vertical Farm. 2013. Vol. 31., pp. 388-389. Trends in Biotechnology
70. The vertical farm and hydroponics. In: Advances in Soil Sciences. R. Lal, ed. Francis & Taylor, Pub. 2016. in press
71. Circular reasoning re-defined. Future Design Council Pub. 2016.
72. A singularity of integrated functions (defining the eco-city) in: SOM Thinkers #1. Skidmore, Owings &Merrill, pub., 2016
73. Vertical Farms In Horticulture. Springer Verlag, Pub. 2016 in press
74. Compassion Manifesto: The Vertical Farm. Salt. 2016
1. Katz, M., D.D. Despommier and R. Gwadz. Parasitic Diseases. Springer-Verlag Pub., New York and Heidelberg. First edition. 1982. pp. 264.
2. Despommier, D.D. and J. Karapelou. Parasite Life Cycles. Springer-Verlag Pub., New York and Heidelberg. 1987. pp. 127
3. Katz, M., D.D. Despommier, and R.W.Gwadz. Parasitic Diseases. Springer-Verlag Pub., New York and Heidelberg. Second Edition. 1989. pp. 301.
4. Despommier, D.D., Gwadz, R.G., and Hotez, P.J. Parasitic Diseases. Springer Verlag Pub., New York and Heidleberg. Third Edition. 1994. pp. 333.
5. Despommier, DD, Gwadz, R.G., Hotez, P, Knirsch, C., Parasitic Diseases, Apple Trees Productions, LLC, Pub., New York , NY. Fourth Edition. 2000. pp. 345
6. Despommier, DD, Gwadz, R.G., Hotez, P, Knirsch, C., Parasitic Diseases, Apple Trees Productions, LLC, Pub., New York , NY. Fifth Edition. Second printing. 2006. pp. 363
7. Parasitic Diseases, 6th ed. Despommier, D.D., D. Griffin, R.W. Gwadz, P.J. Hotez, C. Knirsch. Parasites Without Borders, Pubs. 2017
8. Despommier, D.D., West Nile Story. Apple Trees Productions, LLC., Pub., New York, NY. 2001. pp. 134
9. Despommier, D.D., West Nile Story, 2nd ed. Kindle edition, Amazon. 2011
10. Despommier, DD. The Vertical Farm: feeding the world in the 21st century Thomas Dunn Books, St. Martin’s Press. October, 2010
11. Despommier, DD. People, Parasites, And Plowshares. Columbia University Press. 2013
1. Despommier, D. 1976. Musculature. In: Ecological Aspects of Parasitology, C.R. Kennedy, ed. Elsiever Excerpta Medical North-Holland Pub. pp. 269-285.
2. Despommier, D.D. 1980. Experimental Parasitology. In: The Laboratory Rat. Chapter II, Vol. II. J. Baker, H.J. Lindsey and S. Weisbroth, eds., Academic Press, N.Y.C., pp. 225-244.
3. Despommier, D.D. 1983. Biology. In: Trichinella and Trichinosis. W.C. Campbell, ed. Plenum Pub. Corp., N.Y.C. pp. 75-142.
4. Despommier, D.D. 1983. The Interpretation of Serological Tests for Human Parasitic Infections. In: Immunodiagnosis for Clinicians: Interpre- tation of Immunologic Assays. M.H. Grieco and D.K. Meriney, eds. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago, Illinois. (pp. 324-335).
5. Despommier, D.D. 1985. Antigens of Trichinella spiralis In: Trichinellosis. (C.Kim, ed.). Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Trichinellosis. August 6-9, 1984. Val Morin, Quebec, Canada. pp.8-16.
6. Despommier, D.D. 1985. Preparation and standardization of antigens useful in the diagnosis of swine trichinellosis. In: Developments in Biological Standardization. Diagnostics and vaccines for parasitic diseases. ( M. Tiru and W. Hennessen, eds. ) S. Karger, pub. Basel, Munich, Paris, London, and New York. pp.53-58.
7. Despommier, D,D. 1986.Trichinellosis. In: Immunodiagnosis of Parasitic Diseases, Vol. 1 . K. Walls . and P. Schantz, eds. Academic Press, Orlando, Fla. U.S.A. pp. 163-182.
8. Despommier, D.D. 1987. The Immunobiology of Trichinella spiralis. In: Immune Responses in Parasitic Infections: Immunology, Immunopathology, and Immunoprophylaxsis. Vol. I. Nematodes. E.J.L. Soulsby, ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla. pp.43-60
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10. Despommier, D.D. 1995. Trichinella spiralis. in: Infections of the Gasterointestinal Tract (M.J. Blaser; P.D. Smith; J.I. Ravdin; H. B. Greenberg; and R. L. Guerrant ed.). Raven Press, New York. Chapter 77.pp 1179-1188.
11. Despommier,D.D. 1997. Trichinella and Toxocara. in: Topley and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections. 1997.
12. Despommier,D.D. 1997. Trichinella and Toxocara sp. in:Pediatric Infectious Diseases. (S. Long, L.K.Pickering, and C.G.Prober, eds) Churchhill-Livingstone, Pubs. New York. 1997.pp.1469-1475.
13. Hamer,D.,and D.D.Despommier.1998. Intestinal Nematodes. in: Infections of the Gasterointestinal Tract.(S.L.Gorbach, J. G. Bartlett, and N.R.Blacklow,eds). W.B. Saunders, Pubs. Philadelphia. 1998.pp. 2456-2465.
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18. Despommier, D.D.; E. Ellingsen. 2008. Models: Proof of Concept. 30/60/90 Princeton Architectural Press. pp. 64-72.
19. Tall and Green: a typology for a sustainable urban future. 8th World Congress, March 3-5, 2008. Dubai, UAE. Congress Proceedings. Despommier, D.D., and E. Ellingsen. The vertical farm: The skyscraper as vehicle for a sustainable urban agriculture. pp. 311-318.
20. The urban ecosystem: sustainable future for the built environment. Degrees of Change: Urban Design After the Age of Oil.
21. The Vertical Farm and Architecture. Oz. University of Kansas Journal of Architecture.
22. Springer-Verlag. The Vertical Farm in Horticulture.
http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=3788. Online Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics.
23. The Vertical Farm. Trends in Technology. Vol. 31, No. 7, July 2013
24. SOM Future of the Skyscraper. 2015
1. The 3rd International Conference on Trichinellosis. Miami, Florida, 1972. Coordinator of meeting and Chairperson, Symposium on Mechanisms of Immunity.
2. European Workshop on Immunology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 1974. “The Antigens of the Stichosome of Trichinella spiralis”.
3. American Society for Microbiology (New York Chapter). Symposium on Intracellular Parasitism held at The Rockefeller University, N.Y.C. 1974. “Trichinella spiralis: The World’s Largest Intracellular Parasite”.
4. W.H.O. Post-Graduate Course on The Immune System and Parasites. Nairobi,Kenya.1979. “Immunity to Trichinella spiralis”.
5. The 5th International Conference on Trichinellosis, Noordwak aan Zee, The Netherlands, 1980. Co-chairperson, Session in Immunopathology; presented two papers on the antigens of Trichinella spiralis.
6. The 6th International Conference on Trichinellosis , Val Morin, Canada 1984. “Antigens”.
7. The use of affinity-purified antigens from Trichinella spiralis in the diagnosis of swine trichinellosis. Internat.Assoc.Biol. standards/WHO Symposium on Parasitological Diagnostics and Vaccines, Feb. 20-22, 1985. Stockholm, Sweden.
8. Trichinella and structural changes in mammalian muscle fibers: observations of a non-malignant transformation process. Symposium sponsored jointly by The Helminthological Society of Washington and The New Jersey Society for Parasitology.May 11, 1985.
9. Immuno-Parasitology: Recent advances in diagnosis and vaccination. Dean’s Day Symposium . P&S 126th Alumni Reunion. Columbia University, May 10&11,1985.
10. Stage-specific antigens of Trichinella spiralis. Gordon Research Conference on Immunology and Molecular Biology of Parasites. August 3-7, 1987.
11. Chair, session on Trichinellosis. Lecture title: Biology of the parenteral phase of Trichinella spiralis. Third Latin American Congress of Tropical Medicine and the Ninth National Congress of Parasitology. Mexico City,
12. Structure-function relationships in the development of the Nurse cell-parasite complex of Trichinella spiralis. South Eastern Society of Parasitologists Annual meeting, Boone, North Carolina. April 18-20, 1990.
13. Trichinella spiralis: The world’s largest virus. Lecture in: “Biology of Parasitism” course at Woods Hole, Mass. July 5, 1990.
14. Development of the Nurse cell-parasite complex in Trichinella spiralis infection. Lecture in Biology of Parasitism course at Woods Hole, Mass. July 10, 1992
15. Trichinella spiralis and the concept of niche. President’s symposium. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Parasitologists. Philadelphia, Pa. August, 1993.
16. “On the Value of Trout”. In: “The Economics of the Environment”. G. Chichilniski, course director.
17. “My Life as a Worm”. Annual Theobald Smith Lecture. Cornell University Medical School. 1993.
18. “Trypanosomiasis, a Tale of Two Continents”. 16th Annual Darwin Festival. Salem State University, Salem, Massachusetts. February 15, 1995.
19. “The Nurse cell-parasite complex of Trichinella spiralis: Roofing and other home building activities. Plenary Lecture, British Society for Parasitology. April, 1996
20. Trichinella spiralis and the concept of Parakines. Symposium, 9th International Conference on Trichinellosis. Mexico City. August, 1996.
21. Trichinella spiralis: Nature’s master architect. U. Texas at Houston, Feb. 1997. Celebration of the merging of the departments of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Physiology.
22. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Boulton Center Annual Conference on Parasitism. May 3, 1997 “Trichinella spiralis: how the worm turns”.
23. Gordon Research Conference on “Parasitism” New Port, Rhode Island, July, 1997. Trichinella spiralis and Nurse cell biology”.
24. Keynote speaker, International Health Conference, Einstein Medical College. “Medical Elective in the Tropics for 4th Year Medical Students”. April 30th, 1998.
25. Climate Change: What does it mean for South Florida? Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. Wyndam Miami Biscayne Hotel. May 26th, 1999. “Implications of Climate Change for Public Health”
26. Invited Speaker: Ecology and Health Conference sponsored by :NIEHS, EPA, State of North Carolina, Duke University, University of North Carolina. Title: Medical Ecology: A New Way of Looking at Public Health. June 28th, 2000.
27. Keynote speaker: Coastal Ecology and Health held at Marine Biological Station in Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept 7th, 2000. "Medical Ecological Aspects of Estuarine Environments"
28. Lamont Colloquium: "Medical Ecological Aspects of Riverine Environments". September 8th, 2000.
29. Invited speaker Trichinellosis Conference, San Diego. August, 2004. What we still need to
know about the biology of Trichinella spiralis.
30. Invited speaker: Fancy Gap Annual Meeting, October, 2004. What we still need to know
about the biology of Trichinella spiralis
31. Invited speaker: Brigham Young University “The Vertical Farm: Agriculture for the 21st
Century” January 13th, 2005
32.Invited speaker: Fairleigh Dickinson University “Vertical Farming: Saving the Earth” February 17, 2005
33.History of Medicine Series, Health Sciences Center, Columbia University 2005:
“Creationism, Dinosaurs and Worms: The Discovery of Trichinella spiralis. January 27th,
34. The Vertical Farm: Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond. Visiting scholar.
Perspectives in Biology. Wake Forest University. May 10-16th. 2005.
35. Emerging Infections and the Ecotone National Institutes of Health, Bilthoven, The
Netherlands. The ecotone as a zone of disease transmission. Symposium: Emerging diseases
transmitted between animals and humans. February, 2005.
36. The Vertical Farm Project. March, 2007. The Social Enterprise Conference. Harvard
University Business School.
37. The Vertical Farm. Arup New York. June, 2007.
38. The Vertical Farm. Kiss and Cathcart Architects, June, 2007. New York.
39. The Vertical Farm Concept. Making Cities Livable. Portland, Oregon, June2007
40. Urban Agriculture in The Urban Landscape. United Nations Conference on Climate Change –
DPI/NGO annual meeting. September 2007.
41. Innovating Metropolitan Agriculture. Beijing, China. October 2007. Joint meeting between
Holland and China. The Vertical Farm: Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond.
42. Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, Ontario. November 2007. The Concept of Vertical
43. The Vertical Farm. Xavier High school. October, 2008.
44. The Vertical Farm. FxFowle Architects, New York. November, 2007.
45. The Vertical Farm. Combined studios presentation. Illinois Institute of Technology. February
46. The ecotone and transmission of infectious diseases. Microbial Threats to Homeland
Security. Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C. February 2008
47. The vertical farm: agriculture for the 21st century and beyond. MIT. March 14th, 2008.
48. Seoul Digital Forum, March, 2008. Speaker. The Vertical Farm: agriculture for the 21st
century and beyond.
49. Drew University, 2008. Distinguished Lecture Series in Biology. 2008. The Vertical Farm
50. Incheon Tourist Organization, March, 2008. The Vertical Farm and Incheon EcoPark
51. World Science Forum. May 28, 2008. Low Library, Columbia University. Urban Agriculture.
52. World Science Festival. May 30, 2008. Kimmel Auditorium, NYU campus. The Vertical
53. Taste3, Napa California. July 17, 2008. Vertical Farm and Urban Agriculture.
54. Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) annual meeting, New York City. August 15th,
2008. Gotham Hall. The Vertical Farm: Who will set the standards?
55. Green Buildings: Building Green. The Vertical Farm. American Institute for Architects.
56. In Celebration Of A New Green Roof. The Free Library of Philadelphia. October 13th, 2008
57. Urban Agriculture: the vertical farm project. The Feast. Scandanavia House. October 14th,
58. The Vertical Farm. Pop!Tech. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Camden,
Maine. October 23rd, 2008
59. A vertical farm for Surrey, British Columbia. Sept. 2008
60. The Vertical Farm. Fredrick Douglas Academy. 147th and St. Nicholas Ave., NY, NY
61. Urban Agricultural Initiatives. University of Illinois, Chicago campus. November 5th, 2008.
62. The Vertical Farm as a Design Feature of the Urban Landscape. Parsons School of Design.
New York City. November 6th, 2008
63. Vertical Farm Concept for Greener Buildings. Green Building Council of New York.
November 13th, 2008.
64. Indian Institute for Architecture. Bangalore, India. December 10th, 2008. Making A
Difference. Sustainable Urban Agriculture
65. Pune, India. December 16th, 2008. F.E.E.D., Sustainable Urban Agriculture – The Vertical
65. Rochester Institute for Technology. 2009. January 8th. The Vertical Farm Project
66. Secret Science Club. Union Hall, Brooklyn. January 13, 2009. Urban Agriculture
for the 21stCentury: The vertical Farm.
67. Going Green Boston. March 10th. The Vertical Farm: Agriculture for the Future City.
68. Rutgers University Cook College School of Agriculture. March 13th. The Vertical
Farm: agriculture for the 21st century and beyond.
69. TED 2009. Feburary3-6. Speaker. Long Beach, California. Sustainable Urban
Agriculture: The Vertical Farm.
70. Daughters of the American Revolution – Garden Club, New York. March 23rd.
The Vertical Farm. 2009
71. Pecha Kucha. March 24th. The Vertical Farm: Urban Agriculture for the Future
72. USDA International Agricultural Research Division. March 25th. The Vertical
Farm: agriculture for the 21st century and beyond.
73. Grimshaw Architects, New York. March 27th, 2009. The Vertical Farm
74. Starting Bloc. Sunday, March 29th, 2009. The Vertical Farm: Agriculture for the 21st Century.
75. Norwich University (Vermont). Dept. Architecture. April 1, 2009. The Vertical Farm:
Centerpiece for the Eco-city of Tomorrow.
76. The Vertical Farm: a new investment opportunity. Temple University School of
Business 4th Annual Social Enterprise Day. April 8, 2009
77. The Vertical Farm Project. Horace-Mann School, Bronx, New York. April 17, 2009.
78. The Art of Urban Agriculture: The Vertical Farm. Exit Art Museum. April 20, 2009.
79. Live well – Save the Planet: the Vertical Farm. NYC Chapter, Sierra Club. April 23rd.
Symposium: NY Transformed: Visions for a Sustainable City
80. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., For The Greener Good. Panel
discussion. April 29th, 2009.
81. PINC, Amsterdam, Holland. Live Well, Help Save the Planet: The Vertical Farm
Project. May12th, 2009.
82. Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. The Vertical Farm:
Saving nature, living well. March 25, 2010.
83. World Water Organization High Level Conference on Water and Global Health at the United Nations: The vertical farm: a solution to the world water crisis. April 9th 2010.
84. New York City Department of Design and Construction. The vertical farm. April 22, 2010
85. Seminario Internationale (on sustainability). The Canary Islands. The vertical farm: providing a sustainable, safe, abundant food supply. April 29, 2010.
86. TEDx Chicago. The Vertical farm 2010
87. TEDx Washington, D/C. The Vertical Farm: keystone concept for the eco-city. 2010
88. IdeaCity. Toronto, Ontario. The Vertical Farm. 2011
89. Manchester International Festival. Manchester, England. The Vertical Farm. 2011
90. University of Nottingham, England. The Vertical Farm. 2011
91. TEDx Bermuda Oct. 2011. The Vertical Farm.
92. Monterey Design Conference. Sept. 2011. The Vertical Farm
93. Rotary International UN Day. Nov. 5th, 2011. The Vertical Farm
94. TEDx Warwick College, England. The Vertical Farm: Keystone concept to the ecocity. 2013
95. TEDx Middlebury, Vermont. October, 2013
96. Urban Agricultural Summit. Linköping, Sweden. The Vertical Farm: Keystone Concept to the Ecocity. 2013
97. Commercializing the Vertical Farm concept. World Investment Conference, Strasbourg, France. October, 2013
98. Investing in Urban Agriculture: The vertical farm. World Real Estate Conference, Kitzbeuhl, Austria. November 2013.
99. Urban agriculture. Annual meeting, Indian Institute of Architecture, Chennai, India, December, 2013
100. City Farms for City Dwellers, Bard College. March, 2014
101. The Vertical Farm. Alberta Association of Architects. May, 2014
102. The vertical farm as a research tool for agriculture schools. University of
Nottingham, England, September, 2014.
103. TEDx Medicine. Columbia University Medical School. Parasites and Plowshares. Sept. 27, 2014
104. City Farms for City Dwellers. Fairleigh Dickinson University. April, 2014
105. Feeding the Future: Shrinking Resources, Growing Population and a Warming
Planet. U. Florida Law School, Gainsville, Florida. April, 2014
106. City Farms for City Dwellers. Alberta Association of Architects. Banff, Alberta. April, 2014
107. City Farms for City Dwellers. Summer Public Health Scholars Program. Columbia University. June 12, 2014
108. City Farms for City Dwellers – Austria Innovation Forum, Vienna, 2014
109. City Farms for City Dwellers, Design Futures Council, Deer Valley, Utah 2014
110. Creating the eco-city, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2014
111. Armstrong State University, City Farms for City Dwellers. March 3, 2015
112. Selby Gardens Annual Donors Dinner Lecture: City Farms for City Dwellers. May 5, 2015
113. Selby Gardens Public Lecture. The Vertical Farm Concept. May 6, 2015
114. Nomura Financial Conference, Singapore. Investing in Vertical Farms. June 3, 2015
115. The Vertical Farm. Lecture to University of Copenhagen School of Business. November 14-15, 2015.
116. “Re-inventing Paris” outside expert judge by invitation from the city of Paris. January 13-17, 2016
117. Academia Film Olomouc Science film festival. April 21-24. Plenary lecturer: Creating the Ecocity
118. Plantagon Symposium on the eco-city. June 8th. Stockholm. Plenary lecture. Creating the eco-city
119. Green Tech 2016 Amsterdam Convention Center. Summary of vertical farm industry as of 2016.
120. Positive Economics, La Havre, France. Sept. 2016.
121. Indoor Ag Con, October 5, NYC. 2016
Exit Art – Urban agriculture – 2009
Cooper-Hewitt Museum – Why Design Now? May, 2010
Guggenheim Museum Forum – 2010
1. 1978 - “Trout Stream Ecology” team-taught with Pete Jacques, Warren Prell, and Steven Tiffinger. Midland Park High school Adult Education Program.
2. 1978 - “New Horizons” - Lecture East Jersey Trout Unlimited.
3. 1981 - “New Horizons” - Lecture East Jersey Trout Unlimited
4. 1982 - “New Horizons” - Lecture East Jersey Trout Unlimited
5. 1983 - “New Horizons” - Lecture East Jersey Trout Unlimited
6. 1988 - “New Horizons” - Lecture East Jersey Trout Unlimited
7. “Trout Stream Ecology” annual lecture to Fly Fishing School, East Jersey Chapter Trout Unlimited. 1989-Present.
8. “We All Live Downstream”. Special symposium sponsored by East Jersey Trout Unlimited. New Jersey Meadowlands Development and education Center, Carlisle, New Jersey. Weekend of Sept. 14-16, 1991.
9. “Non-point Source Pollution on Non-federal Lands”. Annual National Meeting of Trout Unlimited. Hershey, Pennsylvania. 1992.
10. “What lives under the rocks in the river”? Third Grade classes at The Roscoe Central School, Roscoe, New York. May 10, 1993.
11. “Why We Should Value Trout”. Two lectures for Sixth and Seventh Grade Assembly, Hillside, Queens middle School. 1993.
12. Overview of Ecology. Eighth Grade Biology Class, Hillside, Queens Middle School. 1993.
13. Trout Stream Ecology. Friends of Fishes course to gifted High School students. The American Museum of Natural History, New York. 1993.
14. Career Day. Public School 128 in Manhattan. Mr. Stewart Cohen, Sixth Grade. 1994.
15. Polar Biomes. St. Andrews Academy, Brooklyn. Ms. Sarah Anderson, Eighth Grade. 1994.
16. Alberta, the Last (?) Frontier. Central Jersey Chapter Trout Unlimited. 1994.
17. “Trees And Trout, A Natural Combination” - Lecture, Central Jersey Chapter Trout Unlimited. March, 1995.
18. “A Celebration of Trout”, a night of music, poetry, and literature devoted to celebrating the habitat of trout. Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University. March 15, 1995.
19. “Trees And Trout, A Natural Combination” - Lecture, Ray Bergman Chapter Trout Unlimited. April, 1995.
20. “Trees And Trout, A Natural Combination” - Lecture, East Jersey Chapter Trout Unlimited. April, 1995.
21. “What Lives Under The Rocks In The River”? - Lecture and demonstration, Grade 3, Roscoe Central School. April, 1995.
22. Arbor Day Tree Planting, Roscoe Central School, Grade 3. April 25th, 1995. 60 saplings of various hardwood trees planted.
23. Arbor Day tree Planting, Roscoe Central School, Grade 3. April 26th, 1996. 20 Norway maple trees (10’ tall) planted.
24. Arbor Day Tree Planting, Roscoe Central School, Grade 3. April 25th, 1997. 43 hardwood trees planted.
25. Livingston Manor School, Grade 3. April 24th, 1997. “What Lives Under the Rocks in the Stream”? The Lorax reading.
26. Roscoe Central School, Grade 3. April 25th, 1997. “What Lives Under the Rocks in the Stream”?
27. “Trout and Trees, and Natural Combination”, Feb. 1997. Friends of the Rockaway River.
28. “Trout and Trees, a Natural Combination”. March, 1997. North Jersey Trout Unlimited.
29. “Planting trees along a river as a focal point for environmental education to grade school-aged children”. Annual meeting of NABS in Prince Edward Island, Canada. June, 1998.
30. Annual tree planting on Roscoe and Livingston Manor school grounds. Arbor Day (April 26), 1998.
31. Arbor Day tree planting: Roscoe Central School. 28 sapling sycamore trees. Each child in the third grade took home a tree to plant near a river.
April 30, 1999.
32. Stream walk for Roscoe Central School and Livingston Manor Central School. April 29th, 1999.
33. “Stream Ecology Lecture” CFFCM, May 8th, 1999 “Where does your water come from”? 5th
Grade, P.S. 81, Riverdale, New York, May 11, 1999.
34. “What is a watershed”? Story Telling Room, 5th and 6th Grades, Norman S. Weir School,
Paterson, New Jersey, May 11th, 1999.
35. “Environment Day” co-sponsored by East Jersey Trout Unlimited and Ramapo College. 1999
36. Parasitology Up-date. Plaza Hotel, NYC August, 1999. Columbia-Harvard faculty. Medicine
37.What Good Is A Tree?. East Jersey TU. 2000
38. The Man Who Planted Trees. Ray Bergman Chapter, TU, 2000
39. Arbor Day 2000. Tree planting, Roscoe, NY
40. Parasitology Up-date. Plaza Hotel, NYC. August, 2000. Columbia-Harvard faculty. Medicine
41.West Nile virus. City As School. May 11, 2001
42.West Nile virus. Wingate High School. May 18, 2001
43.The Ecology of Trout Streams – May 25, 2001. Annual teachers meeting of “Trout in the
Class Room.” New Paltz, New York
44. Angler’s Club of New York April 5, 2005. The West Is On Fire.
46. Songs of the River. The Angler’s Club of New York. February, 2007.
47. Songs of the River. Boston Anglers. March, 2007.
45. New Zealand Trout Adventure. East Jersey Trout Unlimited. September, 2007.
46. New Zealand: trout fishing adventure. Cabin Fever Day. Ramsey Outdoor Store, Paramus,
New Jersey. February 16th, 2008.
47. Collegiate School, NYC. Vertical Farm Project. April, 2008
48. LaGuardia High School, NYC., Vertical Farm Project. May, 2008
49. Brereley School. NYC. The Vertical Farm. Feb. 2010
1.“Parasitic Diseases”. Required course to the second year medical students. Since 1971 to 2009.
2. “Ecology 101” (We All Live Downstream). Offered university-wide to all qualified graduate students. 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.
3. “Advanced Microbiology”. Required for all first year graduate students in the Department of Microbiology. 1992- 1998.
4. Environmental Sciences core course. Team-taught. Four lectures: Introduction; Water; Energy; Land Use. 1993-1998 Globalization of Infectious Diseases, 1993-present.
5. “Medical Ecology” section of first year medical school course. Three lectures: Atmosphere, ozone depletion and skin cancer; Food and Disease; Water and Disease; Cases.1996-1998.
6. Annual guest lecturer at New York University Medical School “Tissue Nematodes”. 1978-1998
7. Annual guest lecturer, Cornell University Medical School. “Trichinella spiralis” 1978-1999. 1999- “Introduction to Eukaryotic Parasites”
8. Medical Ecology. Spring, 1999 through 2010
9. Medical Ecology. Spring. 1999. Fairleigh Dickinson University
10. Topics. Cholera: Then and Now. Fall, 2000
11. Ecology for Designers. Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus. 2012; 2014, 2015
This Week In Virology (TWiV)– co-hosted with Vincent Racaniello. Since 2008
This Week in Parasitism (TWiP) – co-hosted with Vincent Racaniello. Since 2009
Urban Agriculture – co-hosted with Vincent Racaniello. Since 2014
Science Advisor: Monsters Inside Me. Discovery Channel show about clinical infectious disease cases. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016