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Molecular Diagnosis of Acute Diarrhea/Gastroenteritis

Session: Symposium: Infectious Diseases Diagnostics Update: 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014: 2:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 114
Marc Roger Couturier, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Dr. Couturier is the medical director of Microbial Immunology, Parasitology and Fecal Testing, and Infectious Disease Rapid Testing at ARUP. He is also an assistant professor of pathology at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. Dr. Couturier received his PhD in medical microbiology and immunology with specialty in bacteriology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He served as a research associate/post-doctoral fellow at the Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health and completed a medical microbiology fellowship (ABMM) at the University of Utah. His research interests are aimed at developing improved diagnostic methods for gastrointestinal pathogens; both conventional and emerging. Dr. Couturier also has a research focus aimed at Helicobacter pylori diagnostics and population prevalence, in particular identifying populations with increased risk of infection and reduced access to medical care. He is board certified in medical microbiology, and a member of the American Society for Microbiology and Infectious Disease Society of America.

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