Dr Elisha S. Tikasingh: Life Among the Parasites

Nalini Rampersad, Shivanan Seunarine, Jo-Anne N. Sewlal, Christopher K. Starr


Dr. Elisha Tikasingh is well known for his work on arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses). He has described Nariva virus and was a co-describer of  Restan virus both viruses were new to science. Dr. Tikasingh’s greatest achievement however was the  development of antibody reagents used in the identification of arboviruses.

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Profile on Elisha Tikasingh. 2005. Trinidad and Tobago Icons in Science and Technology. Volume I. National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST). 86 p.

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