Bio: Reeti Khare is the Director of Microbiology at Northwell Health laboratories. Dr. Khare received her Ph.D. in Virology and Gene Therapy at Mayo Clinic and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. Her research was to create viral vectors against MRSA, reengineer adenoviruses for liver gene therapy, and to design viruses as oncolytic agents. She returned to Minnesota to do a clinical microbiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic and is licensed by the American Board of Medical Microbiology. Reeti has authored numerous publications, chapters and reviews in premier journals including Science and the Clinical Virology Manual. At Northwell, she continues to pursue clinical research, and is involved in laboratory oversight, teaching, and improving efficiency, workflows and diagnostic testing.