Jorge E Vidal, PhD MSc
Assistant Professor, Rollins School of Public Health Emory University
2009-Present. Visiting Researcher, Respiratory Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
2012-Present. Associate faculty member, program in Population Biology Ecology and Evolution (PBEE), Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS), Emory University.
2013-Present. Associate Faculty Member, Graduate Program in Medical Sciences, University of Sinaloa School of Medicine. Sinaloa Mexico. http://medicina.uas.edu.mx/?p=99&o=9
My research programs are currently studying human respiratory pathogens (e.g. S. pneumoniae, S. aureus, H. influenzae, N. meningitidis, etc.) affecting both develop and resource-poor countries. My lab has experience in diagnostic methods including traditional and molecular methods. This technology is utilized in our epidemiological studies and clinical trials. Research on S. pneumoniae, one of the most important killers of children in the world, is focused on dissecting the way they persist in the human nasopharynx, how they regulate persistence, and the impact of pneumococcal vaccination on carriage and antibiotic resistance. These studies are complemented with translational science, population-based studies and basic science approaches including studies of biofilm formation on human respiratory cells and mechanism(s) of antibiotic resistance.