Profile Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Jacqueline M. Achkar, M.D., M.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, US, and attends on the Infectious Disease consult service at the Montefiore Medical Center. She is a physician-scientist who received her Medical Diploma and Doctoral Degree from the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Research Methods from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY. Her translational research program is focused on the evaluation of humoral immune and other host responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens in patients at various states of infection towards development of better serodiagnostic tests for active tuberculosis (TB). Her ultimate goals are the discovery of i) antibody biomarkers for active tuberculosis (TB) with particular focus on resource-limited settings with high HIV prevalence; and ii) antibody biomarkers for TB vaccine efficacy.
She currently travels twice a year to South Africa and has built a flourishing collaboration with scientists and physicians from the KwaZulu Natal Research Institute (K-RITH) in Durban where she also co-chaired an international TB Diagnostic Symposium in May 2010.
Her publications can be found here.