who we are
AMR Services was founded on synergy between clinical and environmental microbiology, infection prevention/control and genomics and bioinformatics technologies developed within the University of Virginia Health system.
High-quality, fast-turnaround, CLIA-validated whole genome sequencing-based solutions are needed to support complex infection control settings.
By providing tailored data analysis and interpretation, AMR Services addresses real world infection prevention challenges and opportunities.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
AMY MATHERS MD, D (ABMM)
Amy is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia, as well as the Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology. Focusing on the urgent clinical problem of increasing carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, she has been evaluating detection methods in clinical microbiology and molecular transmission of carbapenemase genes for the last twelve years with a focus on the environment.
PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGIST
SHIREEN KOTAY, PH. D.
Shireen earned his Ph.D in Biotechnology from IIT Kharagpur, has an M.Sc in Environmental Science and Technology and B.Sc in Microbiology and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Engineering from University of Utah. Shireen spearheads scientific investigation in the state-of-the art Sink Laboratory, leveraging expertise in Environmental Microbiology and Wastewater Engineering to test the efficacy novel mitigation strategies for transmission of multidrug resistant bacteria from environment.
SENIOR BIOINFORMATICS SCIENTIST
HARDIK PARIKH, PH.D.
Hardik has extensive experience in designing and implementing bioinformatics solutions for microbial genomics and metagenomics datasets. Prior to joining AMR Services Inc., Hardik worked on NIH's Human Microbiome and Integrative Human Microbiome Projects at Virginia Commonwealth University, to characterize the function and complexity of vaginal microbiome associated with adverse outcomes of pregnancy.
LEAD MICROBIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST
JOANNE CARROLL, MT(ASCP)
Joanne received her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology at Pennsylvania State University. Previously the Bacteriology lead technologist at the University of Virginia Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, with sixteen years experience in clinical microbiology, Joanne has been working to refine CPO surveillance culture protocols since 2009.
LEAD MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIST
KATIE BARRY, MS, MB(ASCP)
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Baylor University and went on to earn her Masters through the University of Florida. She is ASCP certified as a Technologist in Molecular Biology and her experience in working in Molecular Biology spans both clinical and research settings.
Limor received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry at the University of Virginia. At AMR Services, she helps the scientific team to maximize their expertise by coordinating the technical efforts behind AMR Services’ unique service offerings.