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!
Microwave-Generated Steam Decontamination of N95 Respirators Utilizing Universally Accessible Materials
Brought to you by Ramy Arnaout, Kirby Lab crew, and many collarators.:
Rapid Open Development and Clinical Validation of Multiple New 3D-Printed Nasopharyngeal Swabs in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20065094v1
Addressing the shortage of nasopharyngeal swabs necesssary for collection of optimal specimens for COVID-19 testing and the current major bottleneck to large-scale COVID testing. .
Shown Left to Right are Kirby Lab Members Shade Rodriguez, KP Smith, Alex Green, Kate Zulauf, and Microbiology Fellow, Rose Lee, and Cody Callahan.
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