Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of September 21, 2009

Dr. Patricia Guerry

Chief, Naval Medical Research Center’s Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Branch

Dr. Patricia Guerry has demonstrated great resolve while researching an elusive vaccine. Now serving as Chief of the Naval Medical Research Center’s Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Branch, she has spent nearly thirty years studying a microbe that causes food poisoning. Researchers discovered that the most common microbe involved in food-borne illnesses is Campylobacter. In the mid-1980’s, after several years of unsuccessfully attempting to find a vaccine, many microbiologists turned their attention elsewhere. Patricia, however, never gave up. Today, she and her team of researchers are nearing their goal, and their vaccine is now in the testing phase.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Dr. Patricia Guerry HERE

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