Christine J. Morrison

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

Christine J. Morrison is a native of Chicago, Illinois and received her Doctorate in medical microbiology from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1984. She completed a postdoctoral training fellowship and a lecturership at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif, USA before accepting a position as Research Microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1988. Dr. Morrison was promoted to Chief of the Molecular Mycology Laboratory in 1992 and to Chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch Diagnostic Development Unit in 1999. Her duties included supervising Ph.D., M.S., and B.A. level employees, students and postdoctoral fellows and overseeing research projects in molecular biological and immunological diagnostic test development. She has been awarded 24 patents in molecular biological test development and additional patents are pending. Her unit was responsible for all mycology reference serology at the CDC. She is a Member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Sigma Xi (President, 1999), the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, the Medical Mycological Society of the Americas (Officer 1993-1996), and the Association for Professional Women at CDC/ATSDR (Board of Directors, 2000-2011; Treasurer, 1997-1998; President, 1998-1999). Dr. Morrison served as the ASM Division F (Mycology) Chair Elect (1998-1999) and ASM Division F (Mycology) Chair (1999-2000) as well as Divisional Group I Alternate Councilor (2005-2007) and Councilor (2001-2009). Dr. Morrison’s professional duties include being an Ad Hoc Reviewer or Editorial Board Member for Infection and Immunity, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Molecular and Cellular Probes, Current Microbiology, AIDS, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Medical Mycology, Journal of Microbiological Methods, and Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, among others.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2011

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