Dr. Pride is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Wake Forest University, his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University, and his M.D. at New York University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and received subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases at Stanford University. Dr. Pride serves as the Director of the Molecular Microbiology laboratory and the Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology laboratory at UC San Diego Health. He has been instrumental in leading the response to COVID-19 testing at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Pride's major interests are in developing diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, understanding the role of microbial communities in human health and disease. His research laboratory specializes in human microbiome research with a focus on viruses that inhabit the human microbiome. The laboratory also has a focus on understanding how to use bacteriophages to promote human health (phage therapy).
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