John Spencer is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology and his main research focus is Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy in humans. Over the years John has been working with physicians, clinicians and researchers in conducting serological tests (anti-PGL-I and anti-LID-1 antibody titers by ELISA and by NDO-LID rapid tests) to detect previously unknown cases of leprosy. John maintains a repository of various antibodies (hybridoma cell lines, recombinants etc) that are an invaluable asset in mycobacterial diagnostic research.
Barbara works as the Biostatistician in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology since 2013 and she has been an integral part of our TB-LAM diagnostic projects providing her insight in choosing the sample cohorts and statistically analyzing the data generated by various tests developed in the laboratory for TB diagnostics.
Dr. Henry is the chair of the Department of Chemistry and a professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering. He brings in the expertise of microfabrication, chromatography, electrochemistry, microfluidics and 3D printing to our TB diagnostics projects.