Dr. Bastian studied Medicine at University of SASK, Canada (1960-1964). After internship at Charity Hospital, New Orleans (1964-1965) and brief time in general practice, he took residency in Neuropathology at Duke College of Medicine (1968-1972). He was Research Fellow in
Dr. Rabson’s Virology Research NIH laboratory in Washington DC (1972-1973) then joined department of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine as Assistant Professor (1973- 1980). He moved to University of Maryland as Associate Professor and director of Neuropathology. then to University of South Alabama as Professor in 1982. He became Research Professor in Pathology at Tulane Medical School in 2002.
Title : Live test for chronic wasting disease based on consistent association with an extreme thermoacidphilic bacterium