- B.S., Biological Sciences, Cornell University
Sharinne was a graduate student in the lab from 2002 until 2004. Before that, she was an undergraduate and a technician. Sharinne's work focused on understanding the genetic diversity of Streptococcus agalactiae, a causative agent for mastitis in cows as well as meningitis in human neonates. She used DNA sequence-based subtyping techniques to identify clonal groups within S. agalactiae. She further characterized these clonal groups with tissue culture based studies. The ultimate goal of her work was to define the zoonotic transmission potential for this species and apply the techniques used in this study to other organisms of concern to the dairy industry, e.g., Salmonella enterica. The title of her thesis was: “Molecular subtyping and genetic diversity of human and animal pathogens: Streptococcus agalactiae and Salmonella enterica”. View key publications from Sharinne’s time in the lab.
After receiving her degree, Sharine became a Research Support Specialist at QMPS and will begin her Ph.D. work at the Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine.