7th World Congress on Microbiology
Patrick J Brennan
Colorado State University, USA
Patrick J Brennan was graduated from University College Cork, National University of Ireland with the degrees of BSc (1961) and MSc (1962) before arriving at Trinity College Dublin to undertake research, leading PhD degree (1965), on the mode of action of the anti-tuberculosis drug, Isoniazid, followed by a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California (Berkeley) studying the structures and biosynthesis of the phosphatidylinositol mannosides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He has held Senior posts in the National Jewish Centre for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine and the University of Colorado, School of Medicine in Denver before being appointed as Associate Professor, Professor and ultimately University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. He has published more than 300 peer reviewed papers on tuberculosis and leprosy. He has served as Chairman of the World Health Organization Program for Tropical Disease Research; Research Advisor to the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation who, through the Nippon Foundation, underwrites most of the Global Leprosy Elimination Campaign and Chairman of the US-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program.