Speaker Profile

MD, PhD, Medical Director, Molecular Infectious Diseases Laboratory (MIDL), Vanderbilt U. Medical Ctr.

Biography
Dr. Gaston directs the VUMC MIDL where he oversees clinical testing of molecular infectious disease diagnostic testing. He completed his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, internal medicine residency at the University of Utah, infectious diseases fellowship at YaleNew Haven Hospital, and medical microbiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His research interests include implementation of molecular methods, including next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, for rapid, robust, and reliable pathogen detection and characterization. Additionally, he cofounded the Consortium for Clinical Metagenomics in Infectious Diseases (CCMID.org), a collaboration working to advance diagnostic sequencing for infectious diseases. The focus of these local and broad efforts is to improve the health of patients afflicted by infectious diseases.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Charles Chiu, UCSF

  • Metagenomic Sequencing Challenges in Microbiology Labs (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Esther Babady, MSKCC
    - Robert Schlaberg, Illumina
    - David C Gaston, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Optimizing Clinical Metagenomics for Infectious Diseases Diagnosis (PANEL)
    Chair: Steve Miller, Delve Bio
    - Anne Piantadoski, Emory University
    - Sivan Bercovici, Karius Dx
    - Laura Filkins, Children's Health System of Texas
    - Catherine Hogan, British Columbia / CDC
  • Advancing Infectious Disease Management through AI, Metagenomics, and Emerging Technologies (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Purvesh Khatri, Stanford
    - Monica Fung, UCSF
    - Kristian Andersen, Scripps Research
    - Kathleen Jacobson, CDPH
  • Insight and Actionable Strategies for Microbiome Innovation (PANEL)
    Chair: Nathan Price, Thorne
    - Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum
    - Alex Morgan, Khosla Ventures
    - Jack Gilbert, UCSD
    - Fiona Tambuini, Genentech
    - Nikole E. Kimes, Siolta Therapeutics
  • Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab Showcase
    Chair: Ariel Bacaner Ganz, Stanford
    - Maddalena Adorno, Dorian Therapeutics
    - Alice Rathjen, DNA compass
    - David Wong, XR Workout - Chris Chin, Thera VR Inc.

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