Michael Kosoy


Ph.D – Senior Research Fellow (non-resident)

img_9698copyMichael Kosoy is a Research Biologist and non-resident Senior research fellow who has worked for many years in the area of ecology and emergence of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. He received MS in Biology from the Odessa State University (Ukraine) at the department where Ilya Metchnikoff discovered phagocytosis and established the concept of cell-mediated immunity a century ago. He received his doctoral degree (PhD) in Epidemiology from Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow at the Department of Diseases with Natural Focality established by Yevgeny Pavlovsky. He is the author or co-author of 150 publications in area of ecology, evolution, zoology, microbiology, and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Currently, he is the chief of a research laboratory at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Principle Investigator for numerous research projects in America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. His international activities included, but not limited to P.R. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Georgia (Caucasus), Japan, Israel, Russia, Kosovo, Kenya, D.R. Congo, Peru, and Guatemala. His main research interests include: ecology of diseases, evolution of pathogens, theoretical biology, science of complexity, biocybernetics, biosemiotics, and kabbalah & science. He is a member of several professional societies such as the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Society for Microbiology, and was a President of the International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man. He lives with his wife at the Rocky Mountain foothills in Fort Collins, Colorado from 1999.