Like many others who have ventured into south-central Wisconsin to learn about tropical insects and parasites, an unlikely place for such a thing if you ask me, I am an extremely fortunate individual. “Why,” you ask? The answer is that the University of Wisconsin–Madison houses a dedicated professor who has a knack for educating graduate and undergraduate students in the fields of parasitology and entomology, while conducting cutting-edge research in topics of scientific, social, and medical importance. This professor is Dr. Bruce M. Christensen, and it is my honor to introduce him as the recipient of the 2011 American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentor Award.

The Clark P. Read Mentor award is given to an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects...

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