Vaclav Vetvicka

Organizing Committee Member (NSFT - 2018)

University of  Louisville, USA

Vaclav Vetvicka, Ph.D., is a Professor of Pathology at the Department of Pathology of the University of  Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Vetvicka 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 Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic. Dr. Vetvicka is author and co-author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publication and 8 books. He serves on editorial boards of three international journals and on grant study sections of American, Armenian and Czech grant agencies. Dr. Vetvicka is a member of editorial board of 16 journals.

Research Interest
Dr. Vetvicka’s main areas of research interest are in aspartic proteases in cancer development and natural immunomodulators such as beta glucan.