UK Gluck Center Welcomes Dr. Carrie Shaffer

Carrie Shaffer, PhD, is an assistant professor of microbiology and will conduct Rhodococcus research.
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The University of Kentucky (UK) Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington, recently welcomed Carrie Shaffer, PhD, as an assistant professor of microbiology.

Shaffer completed her undergraduate degree at UK, graduating with a bachelor’s of science in agriculture biotechnology, and earned her PhD from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, in microbiology and immunology. She performed post-doctoral research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and completed her post-doctoral training at the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena.

Shaffer said she’d wanted to return to her home state since completing her undergraduate degree at UK. She said she wanted to come to the Gluck Center, specifically, to expand her research program to include equine infectious disease in addition to human medicine.

“I really love the facilities, the people in the department, and the diversity of research,” she said

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