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Cell and Molecular Biology co-op for Severe Typhoid in Africa project

Meet Christina Potter, Cell and Molecular Biology 2018:

“My co-op is at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) located at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. I absolutely love my co-op where I spend about half my time in the lab and half my time in the field for the Severe Typhoid in Africa project. My lab work consists of processing clinical samples from enrolled participants utilizing a mix of bacteriology and immunology methods with the potential for some molecular biology work in the future. My field work is for my own project where I’m assessing typhoid-related behavior and knowledge of Ghanaians in rural areas. Hopefully, the results of my field study will draw attention to gaps in education or misconceptions related to typhoid fever in rural Ghanaian communities so that others can work to better educate the community and reduce the incidence of typhoid fever.”

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