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Timothy D Read, PHD

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Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases

Emory University School of Medicine
Department of Human Genetics

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My research centers on genomics of infectious diseases, focusing on bacterial pathogens such as Chlamydia trachomatis, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus anthracis. I use comparative approaches to understand evolution of traits such as virulence and antibiotic resistance phenotypes and develop countermeasures and diagnostics. As a microbial geneticist by training I have a long-standing fascination with the movement of genes between bacteria by lateral gene transfer. As someone who loves genetics in the broadest sense, I also am involved in several projects analyzing microbiome data, developing new bioinformatics tools and working with genomes of plants and vertebrate species.

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