Speaker Profile

PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, UTSW Medical Ctr.

Biography
Laura Filkins is the Clinical Director of the Microbiology and Molecular Virology Laboratories at Children's Health System of Texas. After receiving a doctoral degree at Dartmouth College, Dr. Filkins completed fellowship training in Medical and Public Health Microbiology through the University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories. Dr. Filkins is a certified clinical microbiologist by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Dr. Filkins research interests focus on the integration of emerging technologies for pathogen detection into the clinical setting and how to guide optimal utilization of these new diagnostic tests. She is the PI or CoI on three active grants for the development and evaluation of new diagnostic methods and has authored co authored over 60 journal articles, clinical practice guidelines, chapters, and published abstracts. She has served for clinical practice and technology innovation committees for the American Society for Microbiology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 3 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-3.45 P.M.


Track Chairs:
Charles Chiu, UCSF

  • Metagenomic Sequencing Challenges in Microbiology Labs (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Esther Babady, MSKCC
    - Robert Schlaberg, Illumina
    - David C Gaston, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Optimizing Clinical Metagenomics for Infectious Diseases Diagnosis (PANEL)
    Chair: Steve Miller, Delve Bio
    - Anne Piantadoski, Emory University
    - Sivan Bercovici, Karius Dx
    - Laura Filkins, Children's Health System of Texas
    - Catherine Hogan, British Columbia / CDC
  • Advancing Infectious Disease Management through AI, Metagenomics, and Emerging Technologies (PANEL)
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Purvesh Khatri, Stanford
    - Monica Fung, UCSF
    - Kristian Andersen, Scripps Research
    - Kathleen Jacobson, CDPH
  • Insight and Actionable Strategies for Microbiome Innovation (PANEL)
    Chair: Nathan Price, Thorne
    - Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum
    - Alex Morgan, Khosla Ventures
    - Jack Gilbert, UCSD
    - Fiona Tambuini, Genentech
    - Nikole E. Kimes, Siolta Therapeutics
  • Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab Showcase
    Chair: Ariel Bacaner Ganz, Stanford
    - Maddalena Adorno, Dorian Therapeutics
    - Alice Rathjen, DNA compass
    - David Wong, XR Workout - Chris Chin, Thera VR Inc.

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