Dr. Philip T. LoVerde is a Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. His research interests are in host-parasite interactions, especially those that involve the human blood fluke, Schistosoma. His current research involves vaccine development, role of signal transduction in schistosome-host interactions, interplay between male and female parasites that results in female reproductive development, role of host genes in infection outcomes, genomics and genetic approach to identifying drug resistant genes. He serves as Editor and on the editorial boards of 10 journals. He has a history of service as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, US AID, the World Health Organization and the Wellcome Trust. He has received a number of honors such as Distinguished Professor at the State University of New York. He has published over 180 papers.