Christian Tschudi, PhD

John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of Graduate Studies

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | YSPH Global Health Concentration

Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology

Yale Institute for Global Health

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research


Christian Tschudi is the John Rodman Paul Professor of Epidemiology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and earned an A.B. in microbiology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Basel in Switzerland. He currently co-directs an NIH-sponsored Global Infectious Disease Training Program (D43) in translational research training on leishmaniasis & emerging infectious diseases and is the co-director of the China Scholarship Council-Yale World Scholars Program in Public Health. Dr. Tschudi is an expert on neglected tropical diseases, as evidenced by editorial board and study section appointments and a Burroughs Wellcome Award. He is currently the organizer of the international conference on kinetoplastid molecular cell biology. Dr. Tschudi’s studies focus on the biology of trypanosomes the causative agents of devastating diseases in Africa and South America with special emphasis on one of the fundamental steps in the life of a pathogen, namely the acquisition of infectivity.

Education & Training

PhD University of Basel (1982)

Honors & Recognition

  • FellowAmerican Academy of Microbiology (2014)

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in Molecular Parasitology (2000)

  • Research Project Award in Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, MacArthur Foundation (1984)

  • James Hudson Brown-Alexander B. Coxe Fellowship (1982)

  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1981)

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Professional Service

  • mBIO (2017 - Present) Board of Editors

  • NIH (2011 - 2017) Study section for Pathogenic Eukaryotes


  • RNomics in Trypanosoma brucei-Bioinformatics and functional approaches Israel (2012 - 2016)

    The major goals of this project are to understand the small RNA complement of T. brucei, with special emphasis on snoRNAs.

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Christian Tschudi, PhD
Lab Location
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Avenue, Ste BCMM 136C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Avenue, Ste BCMM 136C

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases295 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06536-0812