Trainee González starts K.C. Donnelly Externship at the CDC


Andrea L. González and Victor De Jesus, Ph.D.

Human Subjects Core trainee Andrea L. González (Advisor: Jose Cordero) started her externship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia with Victor De Jesus, Ph.D., Chief of the Biochemical Mass Spectrometry Laboratory in the Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch. González began her work at CDC this March and will finish in May. She is currently developing an assay to detect biological markers of inflammation in newborns using previously collected blood spot samples. Andrea is also learning new techniques including mass spectrometry and Luminex bioassays. These methodologies and others will aid her research within PROTECT that involves the identification of environmental factors that contribute to preterm birth in Puerto Rico.

This fall, Andrea will be attending PhD program in environmental health sciences at Emory University, Atlanta.


Congratulations again Andrea!