Dr. Diane Ordway, PhD

Dr. Diane Ordway finished her B.Sc in Microbiology at Colorado State University in 1992. Dr. Ordway received a full doctoral scholarship to attend the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine receiving her Ph.D. in Infectious and Tropical diseases in 2000.
Dr. Ordway is currently an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, Mycobacteria Research Laboratory (MRL), Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology and teaches immunology classes for students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ordway is the head of the Flow Cytometry Unit and a certified operator of the LSR II Flow Cytometer and Mo Flow Dako cytometion and FACS Aria III cell sorting and analysis.
Dr. Ordway has the expertise of being an immunologist with 18 years experience using and developing human and animal models of Mycobacterial infection. In addition, Dr. Ordway is one of the leading investigators evaluating whether the newly emerging MDR/XDR-TB strains of extremely high virulence are able to suppress the innate and/or acquired host response compared to other strains under a new innovative grant award.
She is further independently funded by programs from the NIH, University of Cambridge and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, she also in apart of an NIH task order developing new nontuberculosis mycobacterial animal models. These animal models are used to test novel vaccines and drugs and provide us with information on the nature of induction of protective immunity.