New WPHL Laboratory Director:

Dr. Sarah Buss earned a BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining the WPHL, she completed a CDC/APHL Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship and worked as a Research Scientist at the Wadsworth Center and NYS Department of Health. She also completed a medical microbiology fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Public Health Laboratory. She currently holds an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at UNMC.

Sarah has worked with diagnostics development in industry, academia and government laboratories and has developed tests for detection of various bacterial and parasitic agents of disease. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and given lectures on range of diverse topics related to clinical and public health laboratory science. Sarah is a member of the Association of Public Health Laboratories and the American Society for Microbiology.



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