Dr. Verghese has over 15 years of research and development experience specializing in microbiology, molecular biology, genomics, evolutionary, and computational biology. She joined Charles River in 2011 at the Accugenix® site in Delaware. In her current role, she manages the curation and maintenance of the Accugenix® proprietary microbial library databases. Her time at Charles River has given her the opportunity to lead multiple microbial assay development and implementation projects to help Accugenix® expand its portfolio.
Dr. Verghese earned her PhD in biological science from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and completed her post-doctoral studies at Pennsylvania State University.
- Fungal Identification: How Accurate is Your Characterization Strategy? (PDA Poster)
- Straining to Get it Right (Eureka Blog)
- A Good Measuer for Cell Banking (Eureka Blog)
- Klebsiella michiganensis sp. nov., a new bacterium isolated from a toothbrush holder (Current Microbiology)
- Sequence typing confirms that a predominant Listeria monocytogenes clone caused human listeriosis cases and outbreaks in Canada from 1988 to 2010 (Journal of Clinical Microbiology)
- A combined multi-virulence-locus sequence typing and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec typing scheme possesses enhanced discriminatory power for genotyping MRSA (Infection, Genetics and Evolution)