Shilva Shrestha joins Environmental Biotechnology

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

When performing part of her Master’s research at the University of Michigan as an exchange student, Shilva Shrestha has shown dedication and the ability to deliver excellent work. She has since graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, and we are glad to announce that she has […]

PhD student Emily Crossette earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Emily Crossette, member of the Raskin research group, earns the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This competitive fellowship provides funding for three years in graduate education. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Congratulations, Emily, for receiving such a prestigious fellowship!

PhD candidate Caroline Van Steendam becomes an ITiMS fellow

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Caroline Van Steendam, PhD candidate in the Raskin research group, is a recipient of the Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) fellowship. This fellowship aims to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental […]

Biotech paper one of most accessed articles of Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. in 2015

Posted on Apr 9, 2016

The following paper by former PhD student Adam Smith and Professors Skerlos and Raskin was one of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Most Accessed Articles 2015. Anaerobic membrane bioreactor treatment of domestic wastewater at psychrophilic temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 3 °C, A. L. Smith, S. J. Skerlos and L. Raskin, Environ. Sci.: […]

Biotech paper cited in Science

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

A biotech paper “Metagenomic Evidence for the Presence of Comammox Nitrospira-Like Bacteria in a Drinking Water System” (DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00054-15) is cited in Science Magazine. Even though nitrification is generally accepted to require two separate groups of microorganisms, the Science paper “The Do-It-All Nitrifier” (DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9839) summarizes the results from a series of recent papers that […]

PhD Candidate Jeseth Delgado Vela earns Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Posted on Mar 2, 2016

Jeseth Delgado Vela, PhD candidate in the Love research group, is a recipient of the 2016 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It supports students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Congratulations Jeseth!

Professors Wigginton and Clack lead effort to prevent airborne transmission of diseases

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

Assistant Professor Krista Rule Wigginton (Co-I), in collaboration with Research Associate Professor Herek Clack (PI), has recently received funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study the potential of a non-thermal plasma (NTP) for preventing the airborne transmission of diseases that can impact livestock, such has high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). […]

Top paper of 2015 in Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology

Posted on Feb 17, 2016

Professor Wigginton, PhD student Yinyin Ye, and previous master student Miles Ellenberg’s paper “Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle” was named one of the top papers from 2015 in ES:WR&T. Congratulations! You can find the paper here.

Investigating the Sustainability of Arsenic Disposal in Bangladesh: Video

Posted on Jan 3, 2016

The Environmental Biotechnology Group investigated the sustainability of arsenic removal from drinking water in Bangladesh, a country highly affected by arsenic in groundwater. Disposal methods for arsenic bearing wastes include utilizing specific microbiology that has been suggested as a means to transform arsenic species, but this claim has never been tested. This video was submitted […]

Master student Pin-Hsuan Chang receives the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Posted on Dec 4, 2015

Pin-Hsuan Chang was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, which assists outstanding students in Rackham programs who have earned a previous degree from a university in Taiwan. Chang is co-advised by Wigginton and Associate Professor Terese Olson. Source from CEE