Meet the team


James McNamara, PhD
Faculty

James McNamara, PhD

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Post Doctorate, Duke University Medical Center
PhD, Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Affiliations

Faculty Profile
Email: james-mcnamara@uiowa.edu


Franklin Bright
Graduate Students

Franklin O. Bright, M.S.
Graduate Research Assistant

M.S. Microbiolgy, Wagner College, 2007

Research Statement

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.

Email: franklin-bright@uiowa.edu


Staff

Billy Burns
Billy Banks
Research Assistant

B.S. Neuroscience, Duke University, 2014

Research Statement

I am currently working on a project that will assist in the rapid detection of bacterial pathogens in human patient samples.

Email:  william-burns@uiowa.edu

 


Julia Grover
Julia Grover
Research Assistant

BSE Biomedical Engineer focus in Cellular Engineering, University of Iowa, 2015

Research Statement

Currently assisting with the execution of rapid, culture-free detection of S. aureus bacterimia in a clinical trial study.

Email: julia-grover@uiowa.edu