Professors Aid in Career Exploration
Nasci is the Chief of the Arboviral Diseases Branch of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. His primary research at the CDC focuses on mosquito-borne viruses’ throughout the country. He received his Ph. D from the University of Massachusetts in 1980.
Nasci gives Ohio University credit for the direction his career went in, and more specifically his professors. He built strong relationships with his professors throughout his time as an undergrad by attending seminars, meetings and staying after class to ask questions. He was even influenced to attend the University of Massachusetts based on a recommendation from Dr. William S. Romoser, a professor who taught Nasci’s undergraduate Medical Entomology class and played a role in Nasci’s immersion in the scientific community.
When asked what advice he would give current Ohio University students, Nasci gives the same advice he followed as a student, “Take advantage of the professors and their network of relationships in the professional world. So much can be learned from time spent one on one with them.”