Division of Clinical Microbiology
- A. William Pasculle, ScD
-- Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Molecular Identification, Infection Prevention and Control
- Charles R. Rinaldo, PhD
-- Virology, Molecular Virology, Antiviral Drug Resistance, HIV/AIDS, Herpes Viruses
- Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD
-- General Clinical Microbiology, OB/GYN Microbiology, Neonatal Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Testing, Parasitology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Rahman Hariri, PhD
-- General Clinical Microbiology
Research ActivitiesMembers of the division are involved in both clinical and basic research. Our current research includes:
- Transmission and control of multiply resistant bacteria, Clostridium difficile, Acinetobacter and MRSA.
- Host defenses and immune responses in Ehrlichia and other tick-borne infections
- One of the longest-running studies of the natural history of HIV/AIDS in the country
- AIDS clinical trials
- Dendritic cell therapy in AIDS
- Quantitation of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in peripheral blood
- Loop-mediated isothermal amplification for the detection of infectious agents
TeachingMembers of our division are active in a variety of teaching venues, both as lecturers and small group sessions leaders:
- School of Medicine, Methods in Logic and Medicine, Microbiology/Infectious Diseases
- Graduate School of Public Health Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- Laboratory rotations for medical students
Pharmacy residents are provided with a one-month residency in the microbiology laboratory where they receive much the same instruction as the pathology residents.
Fellow TrainingFellows from the Division of Infectious Disease are provided with a one-month rotation in the microbiology laboratories as well. They receive much the same instruction as the residents.
The division currently does not maintain a fellowship program in Microbiology but we are currently in the process of creating an approved fellowship.
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