We are deeply saddened to announce
the death of Dr. Donald Krogstad Friday 14 August in Florida, USA. Dr. Krogstad
has been of tremendous support to Mali since the beginning of the MRTC program
in collaboration with Pr. Ogobara Doumbo and Pr. Yeya Toure. Through this
collaboration more than a dozen of Malians scientists has been trained at
Tulane University under his leadership (including Ph.D, Masters and short term
training). His work on mechanism of chloroquine resistance and the development of
new antimalarial Aminoquinoline (AQ-13), the training of African leadership in
research are among his legacy. Dr. Krogstad received his M.D. in 1969 from
Harvard Medical School and
served at the Centers for Disease
Control in Atlanta and at the Washington University School of Medicine for 14
years. Dr. Krogstad joined the Tulane faculty in June 1992 as Chair of Tropical
Medicine, and appointed Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases in 1998.
In Mali, He contributed to establish the NIH funded Tropical Medicine Research
Center (TMRC) led by Pr.
Doumbo, the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LBMA) led by Pr. Ousmane
Koita, the NIH funded International Center of Excellence in Malaria
Research (ICEMR) led by Dean Doumbia, the creation of a clinical trials
center at Hospital of Point G among other achievements. He has continued
mentoring young scientist around the world until his death. You will be
deeply missedand remembered for ever Dr. Krogstad!
scientists graduated from Tulane, Ousmane Koita, Seydou Doumbia, Abdoulaye
Touré, Kassoum Kayentao, Issaka Sagara, Mahamadou Sissoko, Ousmane Toure, Oumar
Thiero, Abdoulaey Katile, Ydrissa Sow.