Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Fungal Infections
- Fungal Identification
Mary E. Brandt, PhD
Chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, NCEZID
A native of Philadelphia, Mary E. Brandt received her BS at Chestnut Hill College, an MS in clinical microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and a PhD in microbiology and Immunology at Temple University. She joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1991 and has been chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases since 2006. She directs the CDC Fungus Reference laboratory and the CDC Mold Identification training course and also holds an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Pathology at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a mycology section editor of the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology as well as associate editor or editorial board member of several clinical microbiology journals. Her research interests include the detection, identification, and molecular epidemiology of medically important fungi.
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