National Institutes of Health
United States of America
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
United States of America
Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi is a Senior Staff-Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Director and Faculty member of CPEP Microbiology Fellowship Program at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. In this role, he works as a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist for Infectious Disease Diagnostic Testing and Hospital Epidemiology Service. He also serves as Director of Mycology and Parasitology sections.
He obtained a VMD degree from University of Tehran, Iran, followed by a PhD (cum laude) in Medical Mycology. Then he moved to Netherlands and received a second PhD in Medical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance and completed his Clinical Microbiology Postdoctoral Training and Research at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. He also conducted postdoctoral research on molecular taxonomy and fungal phylogenetics at Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute-KNAW in Utrecht, The Netherlands and completed a three-year advanced research fellowship at Molecular Microbiology Section of Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, USA. He was also previously appointed as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology/Mycology in Iran.
The scientific work in Dr. Seyedmousavi research laboratory focuses on molecular diversity, comparative genomic analysis, epidemiology, infection biology and evolution of antifungal drug resistance of pathogenic opportunistic fungi of human and animal origin. He is also interested in optimization of antifungal therapies through application of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles. Another important area is to study new diagnostic technologies such as targeted next-generation sequencing for direct identification of fungi in clinical specimens, and to develop point-of-care testing for detection of fungal infections.
He has published over 150 research papers and several book chapters and has delivered over 100 invited lectures. He is co-editor of the textbook Emerging and Epizootic Fungal Infections. He is one of the founding members and coordinator of ‘ISHAM Fungal Diagnostics’ and ‘ISHAM Veterinary Mycology and One Health’ working groups.
Dr. Seyedmousavi serves as editor for ‘Medical Mycology’ and ‘Medical Mycology Case Reports’ the official journals of International Society for Human & Animal Mycology. He is also an associate editor for ‘IMA Fungus’ and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and several other peer reviewed journals.
He received several prestigious awards including NIH Clinical Center CEO Award in recognition of implementing Candida auris screening for Clinical Center patients. He is also the recipient of the Educational Trust Award from the Journal of Comparative Pathology, due to his significant scientific contributions to the field of Medical Mycology and One Health antimicrobial resistance.