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


Esther Babady
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shawn Lockhart
CDC Myotic Diseases Branch
Sean Zhang
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
FDLC Member CenterLocationContact Person
American Board of PathologyTampa, Florida, USAGary Procop
ARUPSalt Lake City, Utah, USAKimberly Hanson
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, Massachusetts, USAStefan Riedel
CDC Mycotic Diseases BranchAtlanta, Georgia, USAShawn Lockhart
Center for Innovative Therapeutics and Diagnostics (CITD)Richmond, Virginia, USAThomas Walsh
Cleveland ClinicCleveland, Ohio, USAAnisha Misra
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 Centre, Vitorial HospitalLondon, 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
NIH Microbiology ServiceBethesda, Maryland, USAAmir Seyedmousavi/Adrian Zelazny
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, USATravis Price
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 Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburgh, PA, USAM. Hong Nguyen/Bryan Stevens
University of Texas SouthwesternDallas, Texas, USAFrancesca Lee/Andrew Clark
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, TennesseeLili Tao
Wake Forest Medical CenterWinston-Salem, North Carolina, USAElizabeth Palavecino