Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
Mission: Developing and applying advanced molecular detection (AMD) methods for parasitic disease surveillance and outbreak investigations to prevent waterborne, foodborne, and zoonotic diseases.
- Investigates the molecular and genomic epidemiology of zoonotic parasites in humans and animals in the context of One Health
- Genotypes and subtypes waterborne and foodborne protozoan pathogens (Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Cyclospora, Microsporidia, Naegleria fowleri) in clinical and environmental samples
- Tracks sources and spread of protozoan parasites using advanced molecular detection tools
- Develops and manages CryptoNet–CDC's first molecular surveillance system for a parasite–a DNA sequence-based system for understanding U.S. transmission of cryptosporidiosis