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Our laboratory is involved in several projects focused on molecular diagnostic tools for infectious diseases. Most work involves developing panels of PCR-based diagnostic tests to detect a full range of enteropathogens, and we utilize these tests in collaborative studies, such as the Mal-ED and GEMS studies throughout Africa, Asia, and South America, to better document the cause of diarrhea and malnutrition. We also have a program on tuberculosis, both on developing rapid diagnostics that can identify which drugs to use for multidrug-resistant TB, as well as identifying markers for poor therapeutic response.

 

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