Dr. Tenover is Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Cepheid, Consulting Professor of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. After serving as Associate Chief, Microbiology at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington from 1982-1990, he joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for 18 years as Associate Director for Laboratory Science in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and then as Director, Office of Antimicrobial Resistance. He concurrently served as Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He joined Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company, in California in 2008. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Microbiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America. He has been an author of over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and has edited 10 books, including Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practices.