Brian Beck, Ph.D.
Brian Beck currently manages the acquisition, characterization and maintenance of more than 19,000 items in the Bacteriology collection at ATCC. He leverages the ATCC collection with new technologies to describe novel species, develop associated reagents, and support contracted research efforts. His research interests include using genomics technologies to support rapid molecular diagnostics and the bacterial taxonomy. He is also involved with multiple international working groups developing quantitated, highly-characterized culture and nucleic acid standards for detection of microorganisms. Brian received his PhD in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.