Lee Harrison, MD
Dr. Harrison is the Associate Chief of Epidemiology and education, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Unit and, Chair of the Allegheny County Board of Health. Dr. Harrison is the Director of the Center for Genomic Epidemiology “CGE.”
James Bina, PhD
The Bina lab studies mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial pathogenesis in the gram-negative pathogens Vibrio cholerae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. The long-term goal of our studies is to define the underlying processes that allow bacteria use to cause disease and resist antibiotics.
Ms. Jieshi Chen is a senior research analyst in the Auton Lab at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. She is specialized in applying machine learning techniques to detect and characterize anomalous patterns in massive scale temporal transactional data in healthcare informatics, financial industry and other domains.
Vaughn S. Cooper, PhD
The mission of the Cooper laboratory is to translate evolutionary biology to improve human health, empower K-12 education, and reveal the origins of biodiversity. Specifically, we study the evolution, ecology, and genome dynamics of experimental and clinical microbial populations.
Yohei Doi, MD, PhD
Dr. Doi is the Director of Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. The mission of Dr. Doi’s laboratory is to identify and investigate antimicrobial resistance of clinical concern among gram-negative bacterial pathogens. The areas of research include the genetic and molecular basis of emerging antimicrobial resistance mechanisms; the rapid diagnosis of resistance using phenotypic, genetic, and lipidomic approaches; and inhibitor-based drug discovery. Current efforts are focused on colistin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii, a problematic healthcare-associated pathogen, and fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli, the predominant cause of urinary tract infection in both healthcare and community settings. The latter work has expanded into drug discovery effort aimed at reversing resistance using an inhibitor-based approach.
Artur Dubrawski, PhD
Artur Dubrawski is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute where he directs the Auton Lab, a research group of 80+ focusing on fundamental and applied research on machine learning. Dr. Dubrawski has three decades of R&D experience; he has served in executive roles in high tech industry and as a principal investigator on several projects into artificial intelligence for a range of government industrial partners.
Elise Martin, MD, MS
Barbara Methé, PhD
Dr. Methé is the Director for the Center for Medicine and the Microbiome and a Visiting Professor of Medicine. Dr. Methé has extensive experience in genomics, metagenomics, microbial ecology and physiology and handling large data sets from high throughput functional ‘omics-enabled methodologies. She has led numerous annotation and comparative genome analyses of diverse prokaryotes and has developed and applied multi-omics approaches to the study of microbial communities from diverse environments including freshwater, deep subsea floor and groundwater systems, to plants, animals and humans. She was one of the leaders of the NIH supported Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a multi-organization effort focused on systems biology approaches to study microbes of the adult human body and has continued to study the human microbiome in a variety of contexts including psoriasis and lung disease.
James Kyle Miller
Kyle Miller is a senior project scientist in the Auton Lab at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He is an expert in applying mathematical modeling and machine learning to applications in human health, nuclear safety, and predictive maintenance.
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Dr. Morris is the Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and the UPMC Chair in Translational Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine. She established the University of Pittsburgh HIV Lung Research Center as well as the Center for Microbiome and Medicine.
Tung Phan, MD, PhD, D(ABMM)
Dr. Phan is an American Board of Medical Microbiology-certified medical microbiologist with comprehensive experience in virology and molecular diagnostics. His research is focused on novel virus discovery using unbiased next-generation sequencing methods, genetic characterization of known and novel viruses, molecular epidemiology and evolution, and development of molecular diagnostic assays for known and novel viruses.
Lora Pless, PhD
Dr. Pless is the Director of the Microbial Genomic Epidemiology Laboratory (MiGEL). MiGEL uses whole genome sequencing in combination with epidemiology to track transmission of important human pathogens and assist Infection Prevention at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
Mark Roberts, MD, MPP
Dr. Roberts is Professor and Chair of Health Policy Management, and Director of Public Health Dynamics Lab.
Melissa Saul, MS
Melissa Saul is a clinical data scientist in the Department of Medicine with expertise in clinical data extraction from electronic health records. Ms. Saul has developed a variety of software tools to improve the accuracy of data queries and retrievals and develop the data validation schemes needed to support clinical and translational research projects in infectious diseases as she has collaborated with this group for over twenty years.
Graham Snyder, MD, SM
Alexander Sundermann, DrPH
Mr. Sundermann focuses on the epidemiology and transmission of hospital acquired pathogens.
Daria Van Tyne, PhD
The Van Tyne Lab studies how bacteria evolve during human infection to resist antibiotics and the host immune system, using comparative genomics and functional analysis.
Kady Waggle, BS
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