R. Cory Bernhards, Ph.D.

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R. Cory Bernhards is a research microbiologist at DTRA, conducting research at U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Chemical & Biological (RDECOM C&B) Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (B.S. and Ph.D., biological sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). His research focuses on novel detection systems for biothreat agents, including rapid sample preparation and field-deployable devices. Previously, Bernhards conducted an NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Frederick, MD, where he performed research on Burkholderia and Bacillus anthracis.

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