CU collaboration with the CDC
A team of CU undergraduate microbiology majors under the direction of Dr. McNealy has developed a project to help the CDC identify Legionella strains. The CDC has stored numerous environmental and clinical isolates over the years and knows only that they belong to the genus Legionella. The CU team will conduct sequence based typing to try to identify the species of these strains and, if they're lucky, find a novel strain or two to characterize.
This project is supported by the Clemson University Creative Inquiry Program.