Sarah Gwinn


Practicum site: Connecticut Department of Public Health Katherine Kelly Laboratory in Rocky Hill (2019)

Project description: While at the DPH Laboratory in Rocky Hill, this practicum focused on MALDI-TOF Brunker machine’s ability to accurately detect Salmonella and Streptococcus bacteria. The Enteric’s Division at the laboratory uses MALDI to test specimens from Connecticut. My experience was excellent! Not only did I gain experience on surveillance and detection of food born disease in CT, I also gained knowledge on disease contamination, worker laws that surround the issues with food born-illness and I learned about the different Department of Public Health agencies and how closely they work together for surveillance.

Sarah Gwinn
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