William D Lainhart, PhD, D(ABMM)

Research Interests: 
  • New diagnostics
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bacteriology
  • Automation
  • BS Biological Sciences: Cornell University, 2004
  • MS Biological Sciences: SUNY University at Buffalo, 2007
  • MS Epidemiology: SUNY University at Buffalo, 2011
  • PhD Biomedical Sciences: SUNY University at Albany, 2015
  • New York State Emerging Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral Fellowship: Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 2015-2016
  • Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 2016-2018
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Medical Microbiology, 2018

Select Publications


Lainhart, W., Fusarium spp., a genus of common plant pathogens that can cause devastating, opportunistic human disease. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 2018, 40(1): 1-5. , , 2018.
Yarbrough, M. L., W. Lainhart, and C. A. Burnham, "Epidemiology, Clinical Characteristics, and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profiles of Human Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus intermedius Group.", J Clin Microbiol, vol. 56, issue 3, 2018 Mar. PMCID: PMC5824035  PMID: 29305548
Lainhart, W., M. L. Yarbrough, and C-A. D. Burnham, "New Bugs and New Drugs: Updates in Clinical Microbiology", The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, vol. 3, issue 2, 05/2018.
Lainhart, W., and C. A. Burnham, "Enhanced Recovery of Fastidious Organisms from Urine Culture in the Setting of Total Laboratory Automation.", J Clin Microbiol, vol. 56, issue 8, 2018 Aug. PMCID: PMC6062796  PMID: 29848563


Liao, RS., and W. Lainhart, "Fungal and mycobacterial blood cultures", The Dark Art of Blood Cultures: American Society for Microbiology, 2017.
Yarbrough, M. L., W. Lainhart, and C-A. D. Burnham, "Identification of Nocardia, Streptomyces, and Tsukamurella using MALDI-TOF MS with the Bruker Biotyper.", Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis, vol. 89, issue 2, pp. 92-97, 2017 Oct. PMID: 28811116