Friday ID Conference: “Performance of reverse sequence syphilis testing in Jamaica"

Marcia Hobbs, PhD

When Oct 21, 2011
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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Marcia Hobbs, PhD, is professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the UNC School of Medicine.  Her laboratory occupies an unusual niche in the department of medicine: it is a hybrid clinical and research lab. It comprises the Microbiology and Human Challenge Core Laboratories of the UNC Sexually Transmitted Diseases Cooperative Research Center (STD-CRC), providing support and assay development for numerous infectious disease research projects on the UNC campus and with outside collaborators. In addition to the core facilities, her lab maintains research programs on the molecular epidemiology of Trichomonas vaginalis infection and the pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

In 2010, Dr. Hobbs was awarded the Freshman Basic Science Teaching Award for the medical school.

About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, IGHID, and CFAR co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.

The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.

To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.

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