Burke Gains Insight Into Superbugs and Medical Rarities Through Summer Internship

Most people go to great lengths to avoid microorganisms that can cause great harm and even death. Junior Kylie Burke plans to make a career out of them.

A double major in biology and chemistry in the College of Charleston Honors College and a pitcher on the softball team, Burke spent last summer as an intern in the microbiology and infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in her native Atlanta.

Over the course of the summer, Burke had a hands-on learning experience that included work with some of the rarest and deadliest diseases on the planet, not only in the lab but also directly with patients under the supervision of Dr. Colleen Kraft, a leading figure in the field.

Article by Mike Hoffman. Photo by Marquise Pointer. For more on this story, check out the full article on CofC Sports News!

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