With more than 55 years of contribution to his field, Dr. Leonard Munstermann is renowned as an esteemed research entomologist.
NEW HAVEN, CT, October 10, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Leonard Munstermann, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Munstermann celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 55 years of contribution to his field, Dr. Munstermann is renowned as an esteemed research entomologist. He initially pursued an education at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1964. He later enlisted in the Peace Corps from 1964 to 1966, for which he served as a high school teacher in the community of Asankrangwa, Ghana. The challenge of teaching biology, a subject in which he was not yet well-versed, coupled with the insects in the tropical climate, sparked Dr. Munstermann's initial interest in entomology.
In 1968, Dr. Munstermann obtained a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He subsequently completed service in the United States Army as a neuropsychiatric specialist stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1970, he attended Japanese language classes in his spare time, which led to a career as a translator for Excerpta Medica Japan, Tokyo, from 1970 to 1971. Dr. Munstermann concluded his education at Notre Dame University, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in 1979 and becoming a postdoctoral trainee in parasitology from 1979 to 1981.
In 1982, Dr. Munstermann became active at the University of Notre Dame as an assistant faculty fellow, where he ascended to the post of an associate faculty fellow from 1986 to 1992. He accepted the position of a research scientist at Yale University School of Public Health in 1992, in which he excelled until his promotion to a senior research scientist in 2006. Dr. Munstermann's research is primarily focused on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease, and he considers his work on developing the genetic maps of three pairs of chromosomes of Aedes aegypti to be a career highlight. Currently, he is assisting with research on the human disease, Leishmaniosis in Sri Lanka and Bhutan, as well as insect collection and identification in association with the Mongolian Academy of Science.
Moreover, Dr. Munstermann served as the deputy director of the Saint Joseph County Mosquito Abatement Program in South Bend, Indiana, from 1976 to 1977, and as a consultant to the Sardinian Mosquito Project from 1980 to 1988. He has additionally worked as the curator of entomology at the Peabody Museum at Yale University since 1994. Notably, Dr. Munstermann is a fellow of the Royal Entomology Society of London, and a member of the Entomological Society America, where he has held several administrative roles.
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