Volume 2, Issue 8, August 2005

Kathleen Brostrom (cont.)

Travel was the biggest perk of Pacific Island living. Adventures took her to undeveloped regions of Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Tibet, and various tropical islands of Micronesia. Jungle trekking, diving coral reefs, elephant riding, outrigger canoeing, exploring temples and ruins of ancient civilizations, and embracing new cultures and traditional ways of life are savored memories. Research conducted in Hawaii focused on tropical water quality issues and the development of new methods of detection for human waste contamination. Other interests were in developing new methods of detection for Leptospira in Hawaiian streams. Current interests lie in vaccine development and the study of viral diseases that are of concern today in underdeveloped regions of the world. Eventually, she hopes serve an academic career at a 4-year College or University.

MIP Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 8, p9, August 2005 Newsletter HomeMIP HomeCVMBS HomeCSU Home