At the CDC this spring, I am working with Anopheles mosquitoes collected from Madagascar examining malaria infections and determining what animals the mosquitoes fed on using blood meal analyses.
The experience so far has been fantastic. Not only have I learned a lot about the lab work I’m performing, but also about the Entomology world and what a career with the CDC actually looks like. Because I work mostly in the ELISA room by myself, I don’t have a lot of interaction with my coworkers but they are great and have been very helpful. I think the highlight of my time here has been the Friday morning coffee and doughnut breaks!