Specific Detection of Microbes in Patient Specimens

Photo of Dr. Maxim Frank Kamenetskii

Maxim Frank-Kamenetskii, Ph.D.MFK_DNA
Professor – Biomedical Engineering
Boston University – College of Engineering

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no-photoNancy S. Miller, M.D.
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University – School of Medicine

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OBJECTIVE: To develop a method of detecting genetic material of a bacterial cells in clinical specimens (e.g. blood, tissue, or enrichment culture) in order to identify various microbes, including infectious agents, as well as food and waterborne pathogenic bacteria, with extremely high specificity.

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Center for Advanced Biotechnology