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Lance Presser
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My blog will provide inside information on microbiology and public health-related topics. I will also discuss my journey through graduate school and my career.
My blog will provide inside information on microbiology and public health-related topics. I will also discuss my journey through graduate school and my career.

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Bird to Cat to Human Influenza Transmission
A couple weeks ago, there was a report of a veterinarian who worked in a Manhattan shelter with sick cats, who was infected with a strain of avian influenza (H7N2). Pretty weird stuff really, it's only been documented twice in humans and never related to ca...

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Recently, I saw an article published in the online publication " Quartz ", about being an American and traveling abroad. Like most lists on the internet, it is about 10% useful and interesting, and 90% garbage. But I wanted to comment, since the past year (...

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Herpes Monkeys in Florida
Somewhere in Florida , there is an island. A monkey island, if you will. Or maybe herpes island is a better name? Rhesus macaque - "I tested positive for what?" There are over 130 documented types of herpes virus and they infect a wide range of animal speci...

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Herpes from a Virtual Reality Headset?
After I completed my undergraduate degrees at North Dakota State University , I was interested in an MPH in global health type stuff. After being accepted to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health , I took a bit of a detour and did my...

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Back in the Saddle
As I write this, I am sitting in my hotel room in Sierra Leone . It has been an interesting 18 months. Not that many posts ago, I was lamenting job hunting, and dreaming of assisting with the current (at that time) outbreak of Ebola that was occurring in We...

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Hiatus
Just a quick note that I will probably not be posting for a while. Moving to D.C., job hunting, house hunting, and a variety of other things (biotech startup, NPO startup) keeping me busy lately. Aloha!

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NDSU Microbiology Part 2
In an  earlier post  I had a little fun with the Hektoen agar plates. I figured I would try my hand at a bit more art work this week. Below is the North Dakota State University logo. Again, the school colors are yellow and green, so the Hektoen plates are p...

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Conversation 19 January 2015
Just a quick note. Phone meeting number one with what would be my number one choice for the person to really spear-head this project. Large amount of agreement on what we want this place to look like. A couple of very good ideas as far as location, personne...
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