James W. Snyder, Ph.D, DABMM, FAAM
Medical Director of Clinical Microbiology/Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
University of Louisville Hospital
Dr. Snyder serves the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as its representative to the Laboratory Response Network (LRN) for Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases, coordinating editor of the LRN Sentinel Laboratory Testing Protocols, co-author of the Anthrax Sentinel Laboratory Protocol, member of the Laboratory Practices Committee, section editor of the Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, former chairman of Division C (Clinical Microbiology), and a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He recently was selected to represent the ASM on the APHL Biosafety and Biosecurity Committee. He is a lifetime member of the South Central Association of Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) and has held several leadership positions including two terms as president and currently serves on the SCACM Audioconference Continuing Education Series Program Planning committee. He has authored or co-authored over 60 publications, five book chapters, numerous abstracts, research posters, and presented numerous invited presentations at the regional, national, and international levels.
He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves with over 43 years of service including deployment to the Iraq in 20011 where he commanded the Medical Task Force in support of Operation New Dawn.