Chad Sethman, Assistant Professor of Biology, is beginning to research the factors that increase the risk of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) among college students. Sethman, along with undergraduate student researchers, Ryan Kitzninger and Leigh Nelson, are studying the factors that predispose college students to the MRSA bacteria. Little research has been conducted with this population group. This project will also study the genetic characterization of the MRSA strains that will allow the researchers to track the prevalence of strains over time.

Chad Sethman
Assistant Professor of Biology