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Charles R Sterling Ph.D.

Charles R Sterling Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department

1117 E. Lowell
Campus PO Box:

Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 621-4580


Chuck Sterling, PhD is Interim Director of the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences and professor at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department.  Since joining the University of Arizona 28 years ago, his research interests have largely focused on protozoan diseases that are zoonotic in nature.  He has worked on Cryptosporidium infections in children, and the immunocompromised.  He has licensed diagnostic assays based on monoclonal antibodies for the detection of both Cryptosporidium and Giardia. His lab was responsible for uncovering the identity of  the parasite Cyclospora cayatenensis and assited in defining its biology, life cycle, epidemiology and cure.  Chuck has had more than 25 years of experience working on parasitic diseases in Peru and most recently has focused on studying Taenia solium cysticercosis and Chagas disease.


Chuck graduated with a BS from Syracuse University, a PhD in parasitology from Wayne State University and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University studying malaria.

Research Synopsis

The University of Arizona