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I am a bacteriologist with a 36 years of experience in the areas of clinical and public health microbiology, located in Madison, Wisconsin. During the last 10 years I have largely concentrated on the use of molecular subtyping of foodborne and nosocomial aquired infectious bacterial agents using Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE). In 2002 I received a PulseStard Award from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for exceptional contributions to PulseNet. I have extensive knowledge of these areas and have published 30 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and I have also presented or co-presented 30 scientific presentations at a variety of national and international professional meetings. Since 1996, I have been responsible for 7 PFGE-related publications and 14 PFGE-related Abstracts. I also worked on the identification of potential bioterrorism related bacterial agents and I was chosen by subject matter experts at the CDC to co-presented three Level B Bioterrorism Agent Identification Laboratory Training Courses in 2004/2005.

I have received extensive training in all these areas by attending specific CDC workshops, annually attending American Society for Microbiology and other national and international professional meetings and by performing and publishing related research. I also have extensive experience teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students included UW Madison medical students and medical technologists, advanced medical microbiology and graduate students, pathology residents, infectious disease fellows and state public health workers.

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