Gary Fahle is currently the director of the Microbiology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. After graduating from BGSU with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and microbiology, he worked as a medical technologist in the microbiology departments of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo and Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He began his career at NIH in 1989 as a medical technologist and then as a supervisor in the Clinical Center Microbiology Laboratory before entering molecular diagnostics research.

Fahle has published in more than 20 professional journals, most notably The New England Journal of Medicine, and has received both the NIH Director’s Award and the Clinical Center Director’s Award. In his spare time he enjoys running and has completed nine marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2004.