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Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

Photo: Molecular analysis of clinical and water samples

Molecular analysis of clinical and water samples

Mission: Developing and applying advanced molecular detection (AMD) methods for parasitic disease surveillance and outbreak investigations to prevent waterborne, foodborne, and zoonotic diseases.

Our laboratory:

  • 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

Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory Highlights

 
 
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
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    (800-232-4636)
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