W72. The Future is Here: Whole-Genome Sequencing and Drug Resistance Reporting for Clinical Cases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Session: Premeeting Workshop: TB Workshop ($)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 8:00 AM
Room: W 2001-2003
Kimberlee Musser, PhD, Bacterial Diseases, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY

Kimberlee Musser, Ph.D. is Chief of Bacterial Disease at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health. She has overseen bacterial public health reference testing, surveillance and outbreak investigations for more than 18 years. Dr. Musser received a BA in Biology from Clark University followed by a MS and PhD in Biomedical Science from Albany Medical College. This was followed by a postdoc as an APHL/CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellow at the Wadsworth Center. Dr. Musser was also a member of the APHL Emerging Leadership Program Cohort 7 and she is currently serving on several national committees. She is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Albany School of Public Health as well as a faculty member for the Wadsworth Center Master's Degree in Laboratory Sciences Program. Dr. Musser is an author on >60 manuscripts, 3 book chapters, and has given more than 50 invited seminars at local, national and international meetings. She has also mentored > 30 students and training fellows. Her laboratory has developed and implemented dozens of laboratory-developed tests including real-time PCR assays, MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, pyrosequencing and most recently whole-genome sequencing for agents such as Legionella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Salmonella, and E. coli as well as for detecting antimicrobial resistance.


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