Professor of Biology
Sandra Barnes is a Professor of Microbiology at Housatonic Community College. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, she worked in the Microbiology Lab of Louisiana State University Medical Center for eight years before moving to CT in 1995. She received her Master’s in Public Health and worked for the City of Stamford Health Department for two years. She was working in the Stamford Health Department in 1999, when the first case of West Nile Virus encephalopathy ever seen in the United States was diagnosed in New York City. The entire health department worked with the Center for Disease Control to determine how extensive the West Nile Virus had spread throughout the Stamford/Greenwich area.
After receiving her Master’s Degree in Biology she began teaching introductory Biology and Microbiology at Housatonic Community College. She has also taught Wellness at Southern CT State University. She serves as the pre-nursing and allied health advisor for the Math-Science Department, and was instrumental in bringing the Paramedic Studies and Surgical Technology Programs from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing to Housatonic Community College.
She currently resides in Hamden.