Speakers' Bureau Directory: Marlowe

Elizabeth Marlowe
Degree: PhD
Employer: Kaiser Permanente
North Hollywood, California  91605


Primary Employer: Reference Laboratory; Other N/A
Scientific Specialty: Clinical microbiology or immunology; Other N/A
Job Title: Assistant Director Microbiology, Virology, Serology and Molecular Infectious Disease Testing
Years in position: 8 years
Presentation Type: N/A
Video Call Type:N/A
Day to day responsibilities:
I provide oversight of a high complexity full service microbiology laboratory that is part of an integrated healthcare system. In additional to patent testing and physician consults, I am responsible of assay development and technology assessment. We have been a clinical trial site for multiple products as well as work with the county, state and federal agency for surveillance. I work closely with our regional infectious disease group, Infection control and pharmacy to set guidelines for the region.

What do you love about your job?
No two days are ever alike and you never know what is around the corner SARS, Pertussis or Hanta Virus. Keeps it very interesting.

Degrees, experience, license(s), and skills required for position:
PhD in Microbiology. California license, ASCP, ABMM
Trained in medical microbiology post graduate of PhD

Tips/Advice for how to secure a job in microbiology upon graduation:
It all depends on what you want to do with your degree. In medical microbiology get properly trained and licensed. There are so many opportunities and roads that can be taken in this field between the clinical laboratory, industry, public health and govt jobs. A good foundation is the best way to start.