Members & Operation

• The network will schedule a web conference twice a year (February/March, and September) plus plan an onsite meeting during the ASM Microbe annual meeting (usually in June) to discuss research projects business items.

• An inaugural meeting was held in June 2019 during the ASM Microbe meeting in San Francisco, CA.

• Directors of laboratories that diagnose a significant amount of fungal diseases were initially queried for interest. Membership is open but will initially be limited.

• Members will be asked to contribute to the goals of the group, including participation in projects/working groups and contributions to a biorepository.

FDLC 1st meeting

Co-chairs

Esther Babady
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shawn Lockhart
CDC Myotic Diseases Branch
Sean Zhang
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
FDLC Member CenterLocationContact Person
ARUPSalt Lake City, Utah, USAKimberly Hanson
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, Massachusetts, USAStefan Riedel
CDC Mycotic Diseases BranchAtlanta, Georgia, USAShawn Lockhart/Elizabeth Berkow
Cleveland ClinicCleveland, Ohio, USAGary Procop
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanon, New Hampshire, USAIsabella Martin
Duke University Medical CenterDurham, North Carolina, USABarbara Alexander
Fungus Testing LaboratorySan Antonia, Texas, USANathan Wiederhold
The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimore, Maryland, USASean Zhang
Laboratoire de sante publique du QuebecQuebec, CanadaPhilippe Dufresne
London Health Sciences CentreLondon, Ontario, CanadaJeff Fuller
Loyola University Medical CenterChicago, Illinois, USAAmanda Harrington
Mayo Clinic, ArizonaPhoenix, Arizona, USATom Grys
Mayo Clinic, RochesterRochester, Minnesota, USANancy Wengenack/Paschalis Vergidis
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew York City, New York, USAEsther Babady
New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell MedicineNew York City, New York, USALars Westblade/Thomas Walsh
NIH Microbiology ServiceBethesda, Maryland, USAAmir Seyedmousavi/Adrian Zelazny
NorthShore University HealthSystemChicago, Illinois, USAPaige Larkin
Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterColumbus, Ohio, USAJoan-Miquel Balada/Preeti Pancholi
Public Health Laboratory (ProvLab), Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL)Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaTanis Dingle
Public Health Ontario LaboratoryToronto, Ontario, CanadaJulianne Kus
Quest Diagnostics Nichols InstituteChantilly, VA, USARichard B. Clark
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, Tennessee, USA Heather Glasgow/Randy Hayden
Stanford Medical CenterStanford, California, USANiaz Banaei
Temple University Health SystemPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAKaede Sullivan
University of Alabama at BirminghamBirmingham, Alabama, USASixto Leal
University of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimore, Maryland, USAPaul Luethy/Kristi (Jennifer) Johnson
University of Texas SouthwesternDallas, Texas, USAFrancesca Lee/Andrew Clark
Wake Forest Medical CenterWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USAElizabeth Palavecino