C. A. Gaydos

Department of Emergency Medicine;Johns Hopkins University;Division of Adult Infectious Diseases;Department of Medicine;Johns Hopkins University, USA

Charlotte Ann Gaydos works as a Professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University with joint appointments in Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology and Population, Family and Reproductive Health, School of Public Health. She is the Director of the International STD, Respiratory Diseases, and Biothreat Research Laboratory. She received her B.S. degree in medical technology and her M.S. degree in medical microbiology from West Virginia University. Her M.P.H. and D.P.H. degrees were received from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Gaydos has extensive laboratory expertise with over 40 years experience in microbiology. She has authored 14 book chapters, over 200 research articles, and over 400 research abstracts and oral presentations. Dr. Gaydos has conducted clinical trials for new diagnostics for C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae. She has worked for 22 years in STD research developing DNA amplification tests for C. trachomatis, C. pneumoniae, C. psittaci, T. vaginalis, N. gonorrhoeae, and M. genitalium. An Internet project for home chlamydia screening using self-administered vaginal swabs has been an effective method for reaching women who may not attend clinics. Her laboratory is the Core Diagnostic Laboratory and the Reference Laboratory for many collaborative studies of STDs, respiratory diseases, and trachoma. She is a Coinvestigator for the Diagnostic Core for the Mid-Atlantic Center of Excellence for Biothreat and Emerging Infectious Diseases. She is the recent recipient of an NIH Center grant to develop point-of-care tests for STDs. The laboratory is CLIA-licensed for diagnostic assays. Dr. Gaydos is the Director of the North American Branch for the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI); serves on the Executive Boards of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) and International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR); serves on the Editorial Board for the STD Journal.

Biography Updated on 28 December 2009

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