Scientific Advisory Board


Dr. Steve Young,  Director of Research and Clinical Trials, TriCore Reference Laboratory (Chair)

  • Ph.D. University of New Mexico, NM (1979)

  • 30 years experience in clinical microbiology

  • ~100 FDA in vitro diagnostic test clinical trials/market evaluations

  • Chairman, Virology Standards and Examination Committee and Diplomat, American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)

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Dr. Angela Caliendo, Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine and Vice-President of University Medicine, Albert Medical School of Brown University

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1983)

  • M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1987)

  • >25 years experience in virology and molecular diagnostics

  • Chair of the microbiology medical devices panel at the US Food and Drug Administration and the Diagnsotics Task Force for the Infectious Diseases Society of America

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Dr. Jeanne A. Jordan, Professor, George Washington University and Director, International Institute for Public Health Laboratory Management

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1988)

  • >25 years experience in clinical microbiology, clinical laboratory medicine, and virology

  • Secretary-treasurer to the Pan American Society of Clinical Virology, past chair of the Infectious Disease Division of the Association for Molecular Pathology, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Virology

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Dr. James Nichols, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Board certified in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicological Chemistry (ABCC)

  • >25 years experience in evidence-based medicine, information management, laboratory automation, point-of-care testing and toxicology

  • Former member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC)


Dr. Stephen Day, IVD Consultant

  • Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology/molecular biology from University of South Alabama, College of Medicine (1987)

  • 25 years experience in virology and molecular diagnostics

  • Member of the Expert Panel on Molecular Methods for the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and the Professional Relations Committee of the Association for Molecular Pathology


Dr. Chris Myers, Virologist and Biosurveillance Department Head, Naval Health Research Center

  • Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin

  • Responsible for respiratory and enteric disease surveillance in military populations

  • Evaluates diagnostics for infectious disease targets and biowarfare/biothreat agents in clinics and operational settings