Zaitsev, Igor V
At age 24, Dr Igor V. Zaitsev received his Ph.D. in biology in 1993 from the oldest university in Siberia, Irkursk State University. There he conducted research on planktonic Baikal microorganisms in the laboratory of Aquatic Toxicology under the supervision of two influential scientists in the field of aquatic biology, Devard I. Stom and Evgeny A. Zilov.2013 0-7734-4328-2
In 1996, he moved permanently to the USA, New York City. The next year, he was invited to conduct research on infectious encephalopathies as a Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University School of Medicine. He began his studies under the supervision of the world renowned scientist, Dr Laura Manuelidis. In her Department of Neuropathology, he encountered and trained research fellows from all over the world, developing his passion for teaching. Anxious for another professional challenge, he began as an instructor in New York City private and public schools before moving on to teach in New York universities. Currently he is Associate Professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College, the City University of New York, lecturing on Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and General Biology.
This college level instructional aid is a concise yet comprehensible review of human viral diseases specifically designed for beginning microbiology instructors and their students. It presents pathogens initially with respect to their biological identity and as an alternative to their presentation in many college textbooks as pathogens of the human organ systems. The material is up-to-date in advances in the science of microbiology.