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Marcia A. Firmani, PhD, MSPH
- Assistant Professor, Interim Chair, Integrated Health Sciences Department; Director, MLS blended and graduate programs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University
- Suite 225
- 4983 Knoll Square
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
- [email protected]
- Faculty Profile
Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:
- Identify and compare Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain types that are more commonly found in HIV-infected individuals.
- Compare fitness among clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.
- Identify and characterize Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence factors.
Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:
- Collaborative research with graduate students and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore, MD on HIV/TB co-infection.
- Teach a Clinical Microbiology I course to MLS students. The course includes pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of bacteria and viruses, including HIV.
- Teach a Molecular Diagnostics course in the CLS program that includes applications of molecular technology to diagnose various diseases, including HIV.