Viral Landscape of Testing
1:05 PM - 1:50 PM Thu
Vik Dutta is currently working as a Senior Staff Scientist on the Scientific Affairs team for bioMérieux Inc. Prior to his current role, he was employed as a Senior Microbiologist at the Enteric Disease Laboratory Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA. Vik earned his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from MAFSU India, and a PhD in Microbiology from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. Vik has been working with different aspects of food safety and food-borne pathogens for over 13 years with work experience ranging from basic to applied science, including development/commercialization of isothermal/PCR-based tests, and WGS-based detection and subtyping tests. He has authored or co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles/book chapters. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board for the Food Protection Trends, is a Review Editor for the Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, and is an active reviewer/contributor for a number of microbiology journals and other food safety publications. Vik has also been granted a patent on improving isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology. Throughout his career, Vik has been awarded multiple times for his contributions to the field from institutions and groups such as the CDC, Sigma Xi scientific research honor society, and Phi Kappa Phi. He has delivered a number of seminars/webinars, including those hosted by the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) and the Analytical Excellence through Industry Collaboration (AEIC).