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PhD, Chief, Clinical Microbiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Biography
Dr. Esther Babady is a clinical microbiologist with board certification from the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM). She received her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and completed a postdoctoral Clinical Microbiology fellowship both at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Her research interests include rapid diagnosis of infections in immunocompromised hosts, the development of molecular diagnostic tests for fungal and viral diagnostics, and the evaluation of the utility of molecular tests on clinical outcomes. She has published extensively on these topics. She currently serves as President of the PanAmerican Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) and cochair of the Fungal Diagnostics Laboratory Consortium (FDLC). She is Senior Editor for the journal Microbiology Spectrum and an editor for the Journal of Clinical Virology and the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America.


 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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