Press Release - "Establish performance and optimize use of SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests in comparison to quantitative PCR and infectivity measures to inform optimal use of tests"
New study funded to establish the relative performance characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests in collaboration with Phyllis Kanki's laboratory at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Limit of Detection Matters: The Case for Benchmarking Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Testing
The title says it all! New published in Frontiers in Microbiology, Combating Antimicrobial Resistance Through Student-Driven Research and Environmental Surveillance
with Carol Bascom-Slack and colleagues. Distributed college curriculum to survey environmental reservoir of antimicrobial resistance and teach science and one-health at the same time!!!!
Congrats to KP Smith and Tom McDonald for passing American Board of Medical and Public Health Microbiology Boards
100% pass rate for fellows in our Medical Microbiology Training Program (+/- postdoctoral research training) continues! Now ABMM diplomats!
I really like our figures. 50 day open access to article:
"Removing Obstacles for Bringing AST for New Antimicrobials in the Clinical Laboratory", July 20, 2020, noon-1 p.m. and afterwards on-demand to all ASM members.
What a nice thing to make available to all ASM membership whether they had planned to attend ASM Microbe this summer or not.
Wow, there are a lot of changes.
KP Smith's last official day is tomorrow. We will miss him. He is moving on as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at UPenn Med.
Kat Truelson, formerly an undergraduate research student in the lab, will be rejoining us as a research associate at the end of the summer. This follows two years working in Howard Shuman's laboratory at the University of Chicago studying Legionella and Acinetobacter.
Guy Shani, a soon to be senior at the University of Oxford, will be joining the laboratory for a two month stint as a summer student, shifted towards a later time than we had original envisioned because of COVID travel restrictions.
NBC10 Interview: Bringing up high volume COVID-19 testing for our healthcare network with lots of help!
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