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Infectious Disease

The Zackular Lab seeks to understand how interactions between the host, gut microbiota, and pathogenic microbes impact human health and disease.

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May 30, 2023
Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Audrey Odom John, studies the microbial metabolism of parasites like malaria to improve diagnoses and available treatments.
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Aug 31, 2022
Our featured Faculty Spotlight for August, Joseph Zackular, PhD, studies the interaction between Clostridioides difficile and microbes.
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Nov 26, 2021
Learn about novel findings and new funding from our Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers.

The MAGIC Study is looking at the microbiome as it develops during the first two years of life. It brings together expertise in the microbiome, antibiotic stewardship, immunology, neonatology, and infectious diseases to study the effect that health and environment have on the microbiome and growth.

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Jul 2, 2020
This week’s roundup features new thoughts on COVID-19 in children and novel findings on detecting seizures and preventing secondhand smoke.
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Jun 8, 2020
The Penn Vet Working Dog Center teams up with Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, to work toward developing a ‘breathalyzer’ test for COVID-19.
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Apr 21, 2020
Dr. Audrey Odom John, chief of Infectious Diseases Division, discusses COVID-19 research at CHOP, and its implications for the coronavirus.

The Translational Core Laboratory (TCL) provides laboratory testing and specimen processing services to support clinical research and animal studies.

Dr. Coffin’s research interests focus on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in the pediatric population. She also investigates the epidemiology of pediatric respiratory viral infections, with a particular emphasis on influenza.

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