at Auburn University
, is actively involved with the rapid detection &
subtyping of infectious pathogens using the most current tools in
molecular biology, including Microchip sensors & Pulse Field Gel
Electrophoresis (PFGE). The research involves collaborations
with other departments on campus as well as the CDC
and numerous other national & international organizations.
The research efforts are aimed at recognizing and analyzing several
infectious pathogens and being able to provide a genetic blueprint
for the variants within each group. This information is invaluable
in the analysis and containment of food and waterborne disease
outbreaks. The principal investigator is Dr.
James M. Barbaree, formerly a scientist with the CDC and is Assoc. Dir. for Research for the
Auburn University Center for Detection and Food Safety (AUDFS).
The research group comprises a faculty interdisciplinary
team and several graduate & undergraduate students. To contact the PI or
other members of the laboratory please use the navigation bar
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