Meet the team
James McNamara, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Post Doctorate, Duke University Medical Center
PhD, Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC
- Internal Medicine, Carver College of Medicine
- François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center
- Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Medical Scientist Training Program
- Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Franklin O. Bright, M.S.
Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. Microbiolgy, Wagner College, 2007
Rapid diagnostics of S. aureus associated catheter infections using a molecular imaging probe. Research interests also include the altered fluorescence properties of near infrared (NIR) dyes in whole blood, and alternative methods of efficiently quenching NIR dyes using inorganic compounds.
B.S. Neuroscience, Duke University, 2014
I am currently working on a project that will assist in the rapid detection of bacterial pathogens in human patient samples.
BSE Biomedical Engineer focus in Cellular Engineering, University of Iowa, 2015
Currently assisting with the execution of rapid, culture-free detection of S. aureus bacterimia in a clinical trial study.