Madico, Guillermo, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical School: Cayetano Heredia School of Medicine, Lima, Peru
Ph.D.: International Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore
Postdoctoral training: National Institute of Health, NIAID, LIR, Bethesda, MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
Dr. Madico is involved in the development of PCRs for the detection and quantification of infectious diseases in clinical samples. His work centers on Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct), Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp), Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng), and Francisella tularensis. He has developed and validated a new method for the quantification of Ct using asymmetric PCR (α-PCR) that strongly correlates with quantitative Ct culture, to examine the influence of organism load on disease transmission. Dr. Madico has developed diagnostic and quantitative PCRs to detect and differentiate all Francisella tularensis (Ft) subspecies in clinical samples and mice tissue. He is using quantitative PCR for Ft to study organism loads in tissues during infection.