B.S. 2000, Biological Sciences, Cornell University
Ph.D., Food Science and Technology, Cornell University
David Sue earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences (CALS’00) and a Ph.D. in Food Science (CALS’04) from Cornell University. David now works in Atlanta, GA at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is a laboratory Team Lead in the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. His team of microbiologists study the bacterial pathogens that cause human anthrax, plague, and melioidosis (Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, and Burkholderia pseudomallei).
His current research interests include the development of new laboratory tests that quickly detect antimicrobial resistance in bacterial biothreat pathogens using WGS and other molecular techniques.