Rita Colwell

Rita Colwell

Rockville, USA


Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior advisor and chairman emeritus at Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and president and CEO of CosmosID, Inc.

Her research interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health. Pr. Colwell is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world. She has held many advisory positions in the U.S. government, nonprofit science policy organizations, and private foundations, as well as in the international scientific research community.

Colwell is a nationally respected scientist and educator, and has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 750 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, “Invisible Seas,” and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She founded the company CosmosID in 2008.

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  • Thursday19-Oct-2017

Metagenomics for Rapid Pathogen Detection and Characterization of the Microbiome in Health and Disease