Foundation Professor of Microbiology
University of Nevada
Dr. Thomas Kozel is Foundation Professor of Microbiology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He is a co-founder of DxDiscovery, a university start-up that is focused on antibody-based diagnostics and therapeutics for infectious disease. Dr. Kozel received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1971 and has taken sabbatical leaves at The Rockefeller University and University of Oxford. He has served on three regular NIH review panels. Dr. Kozel was the Mycology Section Editor for Infection and Immunity from 1995-2005. His expertise is in the fields of medical mycology, the immunochemistry of microbial polysaccharides and the complement system. He is currently pursuing development of immunoassays for diagnosis of several infectious diseases using the lateral flow immunoassay platform.