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About Me

I am a professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at a medical school in New England.  While I am a bacteriologist by training, I have studied (and taught about!) all types of pathogenic microbes including their treatment and control measures, modes of transmission, geographic distribution, and other such jazz.  By way of validation (i.e., how you can feel confident that I know one or two things), I have published several peer-reviewed scientific articles, given a whole bunch of seminars at national and international meetings, obtained competitive grants, and written several (invited) book chapters.  I am particularly proud of having written one for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, one for Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, and one for The Prokayotes.  


You may also notice several links in each post.  These do not connect to ads; rather, they direct you to the source of information being discussed.  This allows you, the reader, to make up your own mind on the validity of my commentary.


As for personal stuff, I share a home with my lovely husband, whom I met when we were both 18.  We have two young sons, one of whom is a budding scientist and the other of whom is a budding class clown.   My family is my hobby, not because they demand it, but because, as a group, they're hilarious and wonderful guys.


Wish to know anything else?  Feel free to ask!

Note: The views expressed in any posts are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of New England, its Board of Trustees, or its donors.

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