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    Molecular Biology Division


    T​his Division quickly identifies and then characterizes newly emerging and reemerging infectious agents to  determine the genetic relatedness and distribution patterns of specific strains of  pathogens of public health importance in support of disease outbreak investigations and surveillance programs, monitors anti-viral/microbial drug resistance, and works closely with local, state and federal agencies to identify suspected agents of bioterrorism using molecular-based testing technologies such as...

    • Nucleic acid amplification assays (real-time PCR) 
    • PFGE pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (DNA 'fingerprinting')
    • Advanced DNA Sequencing Technologies (Next-Gen/Whole Genome Sequencing)
    • Time resolved fluorescence

     ​Division Chief: Robert A. Myers, Ph.D. 

    Office: 443-681-3800
    Fax: 443-681-4504

    Division Manager: Ami Patel, Ph.D.​

    Office: 443-681-3870

    Applied Research & Development Program:

    Developmental Scientist IIJenny Chen, M.S.​ 

    Office: 443-681-3921

    Developmental Scientist IICatherine Dominguez, Ph.D. 

    Office: 443-681-4595

    Developmental Scientist I


    Office: 443-681-3874

    Murugan Subbiah, PhD, DACVM​​ 

    Office: 443-681-3922​

    Biowatch Laboratory

    Laboratory Scientist Supervisor: Anish Patel, M.S.
    Office: 443-681-3875

    Lab: 443-681-4562

    Principal Developmental Scientist: 

    HIV Diagnostics/Disease Assessment Laboratory

    Laboratory Scientist Supervisor: Mark Massey
    Office: 443-681-3872

    Lab: 443-681-3877/3878
    Fax: 443-681-4504

    Instructions- Serological Testing Form with HIV​

    Molecular Diagnostics/Bioterrorism Laboratory

    Laboratory Scientist Supervisor: Keith Perkins
    Office: 443-681-3923

    Lab: 443-681-3924
    Fax: 443-681-3899/4504

    BT Lead Scientist: Salimatu Lukula, M.S.  

    Office: 443-681-3905

    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory

    Laboratory Scientist Supervisor: Jonathan Johnston, M.S.
    Office: 443-681-3873

    Lab: 443-681-3879
    Fax: 443-681-4504