Alana Sterkel

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor (CHS); Associate Director, Communicable Disease Division, WSLH


Phone: (608) 224-2477

Room 259
2601 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Research Interests

Host-pathogen interactions, clinical diagnostics, and fungal infections.

Clinical Interests

Public Health Microbiology including Parasitology, Mycobacteriology, Serology, and high consequence pathogens.

Selected Publications
  • Shah, MM, et al. Performance of Repeat BinaxNOW SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Testing in a Community Setting, Wisconsin November-December 2020. Clinical Infectious Disease April 2021
  • Bateman AC, Bowles EJ, Munson E, Podzorski RP, Beck ET, Dern R, Sterkel AK, Warshauer DM, Shult PA. Strengthening public health in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Clinical Laboratory Network. Pub Health Reprts. Nov. 2019
  • McBride JA, Sterkel AK, Matkovic E, Broman AT, Gibbons-Burgener S, Gauthier GM. Clinical Manifestations and Outcomes in Immunocompetent and Immunocompromised Patients with Blastomycosis. Clin. Infect. Dis. March 2020. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa276
  • Sterkel AK, Bateman AC, Valley A, Warshauer DM. Viability of Candida auris and Other Candida Species after Various Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization–Time of Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometry-Based Extraction Protocols. J of Clin Micro. Sept. 2018