Children's Hospital of Michigan
Department of Pathlogy
Detroit, MI 48201
Administrative ContactVerdell Tolbert
Phone: (313) 993-0539
Ph.D. (1998): Laval University, Quebec, Canada
1998-2000: University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2000-2003: University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Medical Education Responsibilities
Training faculty in the area of microbiology
Areas of InterestLaser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), diagnosis of infectious diseases, Microbiology, molecular assays, and rapid diagnostic
The main area of my interest is the development of new diagnostic tools using molecular techniques. I am also interested in the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and its use for diagnosis of infectious diseases. LIBS is based on a short laser pulse that is focused on to the surface of a sample to create the plasma. The plasma is analyzed in real-time by spectroscopy. We are working to develop and optimize LIBS as a powerful tool in the field of diagnostic laboratory. LIBS has the potential can overcome the limitations of current techniques.
1. Salimnia H, Radia A, Bernatchez S, Beveridge TJ, and J. R. Dillon, 2000, Characterization of the ftsZ cell division gene of neisseria gonorrhoeae: Expression in E. coli and N. Gonorrhoeae, Arch Microbiol, 173: 10-20.
2. Salimnia H, Moore EC, Crane LR, MacArthur RD, and Fairfax, MR, 2005, Discordance between Viral Loads determined by Roche COBAS AMPLICOR human immunodeficiency virus type 1 monitor (Version 1.5) standard and ultrasensitive assays caused by freezing patient plasma in centrifuged Beckton-Dickinson vacutainer brand plasma preparation tubes, J Clin, Microbiology, 43, 4635-9.
3. Salimnia H, Noronha A, Sobel J, and Fairfax MR, 2008, Sepsis associated with a new Atopobium species, provisionally named Atopobium detroiti: Case report and review of the current status of the species atopobium, Scand J Infect Dis, 40: 679-81.
4. Abdel-Haq N, Savasan S, Davis M, Asmar BI, Painter T, and Salimnia H, 2009. Asaia lannaensis bloodstream infection in a child with cancer and bone marrow transplantation, J Med Microbiol, 58: 974-6.
5. Abdel-Haq N, Al-Tatari H, Chearskul P, Salimnia H, Asmar BI, Fairfax MR, and Amjad M, 2009, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitalized children: correlation of molecular analysis with clinical presentation and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ABST) results, Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis, 28: 547-51.