Carrie L. Howe-Carlson Primary Analyst
Ms. Howe-Carlson has been trained by the leading scientists involved in the development of water and food microbiological methodology.
  • Dr. Charles Hibler, Department of Parasitology, Colorado State University, 1984-1987
  • Dr. Brian Hill, USEPA Aquatic Bioassay Mobile Laboratory, Gilman, CO Superfund Site from 1989-1992
  • Dr. Jay Vasconcelos, co-author of EPA 910/9-92-029, over the EPA Consensus Method, 1992.
  • Workshop on the ASTM-PP29 IFA method for Giardia and Cryptosporidium in Miami, Florida, WQTC conference, 1993.
  • 2015 Scientific Advisory Council Attendee, United Fresh Produce Association.
  • GAP Training.
Bachelor of Science granted 1980 from Western Michigan University, Major: Biomedical Sciences
Minor: Chemistry. She has been the owner of Microsearch Laboratory, Inc. since 1994.
  • Over 30 years experience in water and food microbiology.


    Dennis M. Carlson Technical Support
    As a State of Colorado Certified Water Plant Operator, and technical support manager, Mr. Carlson addresses technical questions regarding the sampling device configuration, problems associated with sampling devices, or conditions, either in the field or at a water treatment facility. Mr. Carlson's expertise was gained in over 30 years in the water and wastewater operations field, where he has supervised sampling protocols per Colorado Department of Health and EPA on various ground and surface water systems. He is familiar with and has a working knowledge of a wide range of water systems and treatment techniques ranging from small point of use ground water to a 34 MGD surface water plant.


    Microsearch Laboratory, Inc. has proudly performed analyses for both domestic and international clients.