Margaret Myszewski

Honored by:Michael E. Myszewski
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Margaret Anne Myszewski was born in Lansing, Michigan to Michael E. and Barbara (Rover) Myszewski. Margaret has a younger brother Christopher. She attended pre-school classes in Canberra, Australia then completed grades K to 4 at Monroe Elementary School and grades 5 to 8 at St. Augustin's Schoo,l in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated from Dowling High School West Des Moines in 1981. Margaret attended Drake University majoring in biology while taking many additional courses in English sociology and psychology.

She spent part of her junior year studying at Trinity College in Carmarthen, Wales. Following her graduation in 1985 Margaret took additional classes at Drake University traveled to Morocco and worked at the University Hygienic Laboratory. In September 1986 Margaret entered the Department of Medical Microbiology at the University of Georgia- Athens where she received a Master of Science degree in 1989 upon completing her thesis research entitled "Selected Immune Responses of Gallus gallus to Campylobacter jejuni.”

Margaret has been employed at the Richard Russell Research Center in Athens where she has studied the role of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria in colonizing the intestinal tracts of chickens. She currently is working on the molecular characterization of DNA from different strains of Salmonella. Margaret enjoys growing a variety of flowering plants caring for her dog and cats scuba diving reading traveling and watching baseball.