The ability to diagnose drug resistance is improving treatment strategies and outcomes

Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD, is a Regents’ professor in the Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Cirillo’s research interests are in the pathogenesis of bacterial lung infections including tuberculosis, Legionnaires’ disease, and other pneumonia agents. He has been a tuberculosis researcher for more than 30 years. Dr. Cirillo leads the Center for Airborne Pathogens Research and Tuberculosis Image Resources and the Small Animal Model Vaccines and Pathogenesis group. He has been awarded over $5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program and over $1 million from NIH, supporting his work on real-time optical imaging and detection of tuberculosis.

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