Dr. Michael A. Kron is Professor of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Biotechnology Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received his MD from the Northwestern University, his Masters in Clinical Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and completed post graduate training in Geographic Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Kron is a physician-scientist, board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He was Director of the International Institute of Health at Michigan State University before moving to Milwaukee in 2005 where he founded the Global Health curriculum in the medical school. He has been active in many US NIH and World Health Organization collaborative research programs on neglected tropical diseases over the past 30 years. He has a long term association with the University of the Philippines, Manila, where he has directed basic science, primary health care, and community and economic development programs in urban and rural areas. He has a wide range of experience in tropical medicine as it exists in Liberia, the Sudan, Ecuador and the Philippines.