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Deanna KiskaDeanna Kiska, Ph.D. is the new President of U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc., an environmental microbiology laboratory founded in 1996 by her father, Herb Layman. Deanna received her doctorate degree in Microbiology from the Medical College of Virginia and completed a fellowship in Clinical Microbiology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She is board certified in Medical Microbiology. She was Assistant Director of the Microbiology Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse for over 20 years. Deanna served as the Chair of the American Board of Medical Microbiology where she oversaw the development of the board examination, an internationally recognized standard of competence in the microbiology profession. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented research at national meetings. She is a member of the Association of Water Technologies (AWT), American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), Controlled Environment Testing Association (CETA), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). She is excited about taking on the new challenge of running an environmental microbiology laboratory alongside her father.