A parasitologist and biochemist, Libor Grubhoffer has an international reputation of excellence in his fields and extensive history of collaboration and partnership with the University of Arizona. As past rector of the University of South Bohemia – located in in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic – a position he held from 2012 – 2016, Grubhoffer helped establish programs that internationalize university students’ education and strengthens cooperation between his university, other universities, and the Czech Academy of Sciences Institutes.
Grubhoffer’s scientific expertise is in the biochemistry and molecular biology of disease vectors. He maintains a research laboratory at the Czech Academy of Sciences Institute of Parasitology and has secured 15 externally funded grants, including 10 that involved international projects. He has authored 120 scientific articles and serves on a variety of scientific and advisory boards. Grubhoffer received a master’s degree from Charles University in Prague and a doctoral degree from the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The University of Arizona’s Undergraduate Biology Research Program is partnering with KXCI 91.3 to produce “Thesis Thursday,” a weekly segment featuring student researchers talking about their undergraduate thesis projects, or research projects while working with University professors. Students describe their research, their overall goals and career interests and where they think their research will lead. As well, they get a chance to share the music and interests that motivate them.Broadcast three times every Thursday with a new student each week.