Patrick Skelly is a Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry at the Australian National University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology at University College Dublin. His NIH-funded, global health research focuses on a neglected tropical disease, caused by long-lived, parasitic worms. These parasites currently infect over 200 million people mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to his research and travel in global destinations, his wide ranging interests include history, art, and music.