David Rasko, PhD

David Rasko PortraitDavid Rasko, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and a member of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

He has developed expertise in the integration of comparative microbial genomics, bioinformatics and functional genomics, and transcriptomics. Rasko has led comparative genome sequencing and analysis projects for important human diarrheal pathogens as well as examining the development of antimicrobial resistance. His current studies extend these large-scale comparative studies to understand the complex regulatory networks of these bacterial pathogens in the context of the other microbes, the host, and environmental signals.