Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases 2329-9541

Eileen M Burd

Eileen M Burd, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine, USA

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Biography

Dr. Eileen M Burd is an Associate Professor at Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, USA. She is also the Director at Clinical Microbiology, Emory University Hospital. Dr. Eileen M Burd did PhD from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Department of Pathology. As director of the clinical microbiology laboratory, Dr. Burd's clinical focus primarily involves overseeing testing of specimens related to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition to routine bacteriology, the Microbiology Laboratory covers a wide range of disciplines inlcuding mycology, parasitology, virology and mycobacteriology. Dr. Burd's is also responsible for overseeing the infectious disease serology testing done in the Immunology Laboratory and she is involved in diagnostic testing using molecular assays. She interfaces with the Infectious Disease faculty and Pharmacy staff and have an active role in Infection Control and Antibiotic Subcommittee.

Research Interest

Dr. Burd's research interests generally focus on the evaluation of new tests and instrument platforms for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Most of her current interest concerns bacterial resistance mechanisms, which have become increasingly complex and are sometimes difficult to detect in the clinical laboratory.

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