Gerry Gómez is a Microbiologist in the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His work includes molecular and conventional testing of food and patient samples associated with foodborne disease outbreaks. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for a degree in Spanish and after working as a translator for a couple of years, attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for a degree in Biology. He started working at the CDC as a summer intern for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch doing antimicrobial resistance testing. Afterwards, Mr. Gómez was offered a fellowship performing molecular diagnostics work on pathogenic toxin genes of bacteria. In February, he received full-time employment and is currently in the National Enteric Laboratory Diagnostics and Outbreak Team.
- Cookie Dough – Gooey, Sweet, and Seasoned with… Bacteria?! (Co-written with Mike Humphrys)