Laura Goodman, PhD
Ph.D. - Comparative Biomedical Sciences: Infectious Disease-Virology; minors in epidemiology and microbiology, Cornell University, 2007
B.S. - Microbiology and Global Change, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, 2002
My training spanned basic science questions surrounding infectious disease emergence, and resulted in a number of innovations that made me realize there were areas where improvement in diagnostics could fill important gaps in our fundamental understanding of how to assess emergence risk. After my postdoctoral training, I worked in diagnostics for 8 years, with a focus on designing and validating new approaches to molecular pathogen profiling. I was able to work with multiple federal agencies to fill critical gaps in genomic pathogen surveillance. My new research laboratory specializes in pathogen genomics with focus areas on antimicrobial resistance, tickborne disease, and viral discovery. I strive to have a diverse and welcoming lab environment and take advantage of opportunities to learn how to advocate for members of marginalized communities.
Dr. Goodman’s full list of publications is available here.
Awards and Honors
2021 - FDA Honor Award, One Health COVID-19 Incident Response, US Food & Drug Administration
2019 - FDA Honor Award, Vet-LIRN AMR and WGS Pilot Project Collaboration Group, US Food & Drug Administration
2017 - Innovation Award, American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
2009 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32), NIH NIAID
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
American Society for Virology (ASV)
US Animal Health Association (USAHA)
International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM)