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David Warnock PhD FAAM FRCPath 

Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, UK

Dr David Warnock graduated with honours from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1969. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds in 1972 and then trained as a clinical mycologist with the National Health Service at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He was made a Member of the Royal College of Pathologists, London, in 1986 and a Fellow in 1995.

From 1999 until December 2012, David worked for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, in various capacities (Chief, Mycotic Diseases Branch; Director, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases; Director, Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Zoonotic, Vectorborne and Enteric Diseases [NCZVED];  Acting Deputy Director, NCZVED) and finally as Senior Advisor for Laboratory Program Development, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. Between 1993 and 199, David directed the Public Health Laboratory Service Mycology Reference Laboratory in Bristol, as well as serving as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol. Prior to this, he worked as Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head, Regional Mycology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Bristol Royal Infirmary.

During his long career, David has published extensively on the epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis and therapy of fungal diseases. He is the co-author of several books, including Fungal Infection: Diagnosis and Management, now in its fourth edition, and Identification of Pathogenic Fungi, a second edition of which will be published in 2013. He is currently a volume editor of the ASM Manual of Clinical Microbiology, and an editor of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He has served on numerous committees, working groups, and editorial boards, and has also been involved in training of clinical and public health mycologists.

David has held senior positions in many scientific societies, the most recent being President of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (2003-2006).

January 2013

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