COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit Developer: Megan Crumpler, PhD
Orange County, CA Public Health Laboratory
Long Beach City, CA Public Health Laboratory
Megan Crumpler, PhD, contributed to the COVID-19 Genomic Epidemiology Toolkit’s case studies by presenting data from whole genome sequencing (WGS) used to confirm a case of true reinfection with SARS-CoV-2. This case study demonstrates the value of WGS for identifying SARS-CoV-2 reinfections.
Megan Crumpler is the laboratory director at both Orange County and Long Beach City Public Health Laboratories. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She obtained her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she studied the immune evasion techniques of Cytomegalovirus in guinea pigs.