Frederic Marsik

Title: Microbiologist
Location: New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States

Frederic Marsik, Microbiologist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in microbiology and serology.

Recognized for more than four decades of invaluable contributions to the field, Dr. Marsik is considered an expert in infectious diseases and microbiology. For most of his career, he has based his research on Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus epidermidis, C-Reactive Protein, bacterial virulence factors, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus and antimicrobial resistance. In fact, his graduate thesis concentrated on the use of antibiotics in animal feeds and the development of antimicrobial resistance. His research throughout his career has resulted in demonstrating that antimicrobials in animal feeds results in development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria that can be transferred to humans (1973), first detection of ampicillin-resistant H. influenzae in pediatric population (1972), first description of large community hospital outbreak of MRSA (1974), commercialization of radiation sterilized microbial culture media for environmental monitoring, FDA (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) microbiology team leader for biothreat agents following September 11, and being a microbiology contributor to an FDA animal rule proposal.

Dr. Marsik’s most recent position was serving as the microbiology team leader at the FDA from 1996 to 2013. He has previously served as the Director of Research and Development at Becton Dickinson Microbiology Systems and Director of Microbiology at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Dr. Marsik taught as an associate professor of microbiology and internal medicine at the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He was the technology director of microbiology and serology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin from 1980 to 1984 and assistant professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine from 1976 to 1980. Earlier in his career, Dr. Marsik was a post-doctorate of clinical microbiology at Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Marsik prepared for a career in science by first earning a Bachelor of Arts from Lebanon Valley College in 1965. He continued his academic pursuits at the University of Missouri, earning a Master of Science in 1970 and a PhD in 1973. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the US Army Reserve and is a co-founder of the Seminole Trail Fire Department. In recognition of his work, he has received the University of Missouri School of Medicine Graduate Microbiology Award, the Southwest Association Microbiology Award, the Becton Dickinson Diagnostic Achievement Award, the Carmean Award from Lebanon Valley College and various FDA awards for his individual and teamwork. Dr. Marsik has also been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the World.

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