The Disinfection, Resistance and Transmission Epidemiology (DiRTE) lab is a basic research lab investigating the transmission of pathogens in the clinical setting with an ultimate goal of preventing healthcare-associated infections. As part of the larger Duke Center for Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Prevention (DCASIP), the DiRTE lab is the hub for all lab-based CDC funded research. The lab also serves as the molecular epidemiology lab for the Duke University Health System investigating hospital outbreaks.


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