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Tucker, Matthew (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor, Biology
Department of Biological Sciences

 Microbiology, Immunology, Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, Tropical Public Health

Matt Tucker was born in New York and grew up in Bradenton, Florida. He studied at the University of Florida and University of South Florida and holds four degrees. He is a molecular parasitologist but has studied pathogens of all types, including the most deadly human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the agent causing the most seafood-related deaths each year in the U.S., Vibrio vulnificus. Dr. Tucker joined the Department of Biological Sciences at FGCU in 2021. Before coming to FGCU, he was an Assistant Professor at Jacksonville University (FL) and also conducted parasitology research at the USDA.

During his career, he has been a member of the American Society of Parasitologists, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society for Microbiology (and its affiliate branches), Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, and the Association of Southeastern Biologists.

For more detail, please see his CV and web page.

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