Dr Elisha S. Tikasingh: Life Among the Parasites

Authors

  • Nalini Rampersad Dept of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Trinidad, W.I
  • Shivanan Seunarine
  • Jo-Anne N. Sewlal
  • Christopher K. Starr

Abstract

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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Published

2014-12-31

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Our Notable Naturalists