Claressa Lucas, PhD

  • Has served as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) Program Coordinator since 2008
  • Earned PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Emory University, Atlanta, GA in 1996 and was awarded one of six ASM/NCIRD Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Author of numerous articles on environmental testing for legionellae, biofilm Colonization and persistence, and environmental surveys for distribution of legionellae