Wadsworth Center Bacteriology Laboratory

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Kimberlee A. Musser, Ph.D. Chief, Bacterial Diseases Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH Souvenirs: What did you bring home from your last trip to the hospital? The stuff we carry around says a lot about us. If I were to dump my purse right now, you’d find a shell from my last trip to the ocean, a garnet from a hike up north, and a penny pressed from an amusement park. Bacteria tell us a lot about themselves from the stuff (genes) they carry around as well. Just as you can tell where I’ve been from the contents of my purse, scientists can