Michael Strinden

Postgraduate Student

Rapid infectious disease and foodborne pathogen diagnosis/detection

Bacterial diversity and tropical infections

I am currently pursuing a PhD in microbial diagnostics. My current research focuses on developing new methods for identification and drug susceptibility testing of tuberculosis. The two focuses of my research are on decreasing the time to diagnosis and creating a method that can be used in resource-poor locations.

Previously I have conducted research on zoonotic disease transfer and epidemiology of African primates as well as on big data analysis for public health agencies. I hope to use my disparate research experience to bring novel ideas and solutions to diagnostics as well as ensuring that my research is practical for the real world.