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Roster of the Microbiology Devices Panel

Purpose: The Committee reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety and effectiveness of marketed and investigational in vitro devices for use in clinical laboratory medicine including microbiology, virology, and infectious disease and makes appropriate recommendations to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.

Applying for Membership on FDA Advisory Committees

As part of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) ongoing efforts to recruit qualified experts with minimal conflicts of interest who are interested in serving on FDA advisory committees, FDA is requesting nominations for members to serve on its advisory committees.

Current Number of Vacancies: 7
Note, one or more vacancies may be in the nomination process or a final appointment may have been made.

Barbara Van Der Pol, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Expertise: Molecular Diagnostics; Epidemiology
Term: 01/28/2019 – 02/28/2022
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
238 Zeigler Research Building
703 19th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294

Designated Federal Officer
Aden S. Asefa, MPH
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Office of Management
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
White Oak Bldg. 66 Rm 5214
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Office: 301-796-0400
Fax: 301-847-8505

Richard B. Thomson, Jr., Ph.D. (ABMM)
Expertise: Clinical and Medical Microbiology
Term: 01/28/2019 – 02/28/2022
Consultant, Clinical Microbiology
North Shore University Health System
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201


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