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Timothy Fitzgerald

The main project on which I am currently working concerns the fluoroquinolone resistance in Campylobacter jejuni over time as a result of changes in agricultural use of antimicrobials. Antimicrobial-resistant Campylobacter jejuni presents a microbial threat to human health, to agriculture, and to further development of other resistant organisms. The goal of my project is to find evidence that could guide future decision-making regarding antimicrobial use in agriculture.

I also am a TA for the Biology 230W lab, Biology of Molecules and Cells. I hope to continue teaching for the Introductory Microbiology lab, Micro 202. Outside of the academia, I enjoy watching Penn State Football, travelling, and running.

Originally from Glen Ridge New Jersey, I moved to Hershey Pennsylvania just before starting college here at PSU. I am currently Junior majoring in Immunology & Infectious Disease with a minor in Microbiology. My academic interests are in public health, infectious disease, biotechnology, microbiology, and genomics.

Motivated by my desire to participate in the scientific process, my interest in antimicrobial resistance, and curious nature, I joined the lab in Fall 2017