Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D.

Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D.

Copan Diagnostics, Inc.

Dr. Susan E. Sharp received her B.S. in Medical Technology and her M.S. in Medical Microbiology & Biochemistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.  Her post-doctorate fellowship was at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn. She served as the director of microbiology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach and at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Ore. She is currently the Scientific Director for Copan Diagnostics and an assistant professor at Florida International University in Miami. 
 
Sharp has been a clinical microbiologist for over 30 years, is actively involved with the American Society for Microbiology, leading the Committee for Laboratory Practices for 9 years and serving as ASM president in 2016-2017. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and served as Vice-Chair of that board for 6 years. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Microbiology. She was selected as the 2012 bioMerieux Sonnenwirth laureate, the highest award given by ASM for leadership in Clinical Microbiology and recognized by her peers in receiving the 2017 ABMM award. Sharp serves as a member of the Board (2022) and a member of the Expert Panel for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and is a past member of the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Office of Infectious Diseases at the CDC. She has lectured both nationally and internationally and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters in the field of clinical microbiology.