Audrey Odom John is developing a simple, low-cost “breathalyzer” test to detect malaria in the world’s poorest places.
In this 5-minute talk, Dr. Odom explores the use of low-cost sensors to provide rapid, accurate diagnosis from a single exhaled breath, a critical development in the war against drug-resistant infections.
Hannah Wu is working to develop human and animal vaccines for schistosomiasis, a debilitating and sometimes deadly parasitic disease.
Dr. Aileen Marty serves on the US President’s Advisory Council for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, where she researches solutions to combat the rise of superbugs.
Dr. Mary Kamb leads a team of scientists at CDC who work with health ministries around the world to combat neglected tropical diseases.
Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy developed the Emergency Smart Pod, a mobile medical lab for health workers on the front lines of fighting disease outbreaks like Ebola.