Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
Expertise: Immunology, Molecular Pathology
Vaclav Vetvicka, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pathology at the Department of Pathology of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic with an advanced degree in biology and obtained his Ph.D. from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. His postgraduate training included a stay at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, and at the Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic. Since 1991, he works at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His current position is Director of Reseach and Vice Chair of the Department of Pathology. His main area of research interest focuses on the development of natural immunomodulators. In addition to the glucan research, Dr. Vetvicka helped to launch glucan in several countries including USA, France, Turkey and Czech Republic. Dr. Vetvicka is author and co-author of more than 190 peer-reviewed publications, eight books and seven international patents.