Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Development and validation of combined pathogen and host response panels for diagnosis of Lyme and other tickborne infections
Diagnosis of early Lyme disease continues to be a major challenge. Dr. Granados’ Emerging Leader Award project will focus on developing a prototype diagnostic for early Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections based on differential gene response. Through this project, she will characterize different gene expression groups for early Lyme disease from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and whole blood. In addition, she will use CRISPR-Cas9 and other new approaches to develop an assay for genomic detection of Borrelia burgdorferi, Babesia microti, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, and other tick-borne infections.
Andrea Granados, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She has a background in epidemiology, molecular biology, virology, and diagnostics. Dr. Granados earned her BSc and MSc degrees from McMaster University and her PhD in Laboratory Medicine from University of Toronto, Canada.