Title: Microbiologist; Educator; Associate Dean for Research
Company: Long Island University
Location: Huntington, New York, United States
Thomas Joseph Inzana, Microbiologist, Educator and the Associate Dean for Research at Long Island University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in microbiology.
With more than 35 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Inzana has excelled as a professor and an associate dean for research in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Long Island University since 2018. Prior to this appointment, he worked at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as a professor from 1996 to 2018, an associate professor of microbiology from 1991 to 1996 and an assistant professor of microbiology from 1987 to 1991. Previously, he served as an assistant professor at Washington State University from 1984 to 1987 and a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine from 1982 to 1984. A diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, Dr. Inzana initially pursued an education at the University of Georgia, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1975 and a Master of Science in 1978 before graduating from the University of Rochester with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1982.
Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Inzana has contributed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a grant reviewer since 1985. The director of the clinical microbiology laboratory at the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, he has found success with his written works as well, authoring “Diagnostic Procedure in Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology” in 1990 and the ninth edition of “Topley and Wilson’s Microbiology and Microbial Infections”in 1996, to name a few. An honorary diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and a fellow of both the American Academy for Microbiology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he has been presented with the Beecham Award from the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in addition to grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a number of pharmaceutical companies. Moreover, Dr. Inzana is exceptionally proud to hold patents for a live attenuated vaccine for swine pneumonia.
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