Beatrix Kapusinszky

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Beatrix Kapusinszky, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, USA

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Dr. Kapusinszky is a Professional Microbiologist with specialization in Human and Animal Virology. She received her Ph.D. in Microbiology (Summa Cum Laude) in 2010 from Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences. She has an extensive training in infectious disease pathogens (prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites) and expertize in high containment laboratory environment (BSL3/4). For more than a decade she worked in human virus diagnostics field at National Center for Epidemiology and directed a Poliovirus National Reference Laboratory in Budapest, Hungary. Since 2010, she has been pursuing her postdoctoral career in new virus discovery, using Next Generation Sequencing at Blood Systems Research Institute, affiliate of University of California at San Francisco (Department of Laboratory Medicine), San Francisco (USA). She worked at Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Stanford (USA) between 2012-2013 with major focus on detection of BK polyomavirus variants in patients with different clinical outcomes. She has a solid publication record in molecular epidemiology of viruses and new virus discovery. Her research interests: RNA/DNA virus evolution, virus diagnostics, molecular epidemiology, Next Generation Sequencing, host-pathogen interactions.

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Dr.Beatrix Kapusinszky research interests include RNA/DNA virus evolution virus diagnostics molecular epidemiology Next Generation Sequencing host-pathogen interactions