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Welcome new Biotech members!

We are excited to welcome all new Biotech members (and a late welcome to all who joined us this summer)!

-Adelaide Nieguitsila – Visiting scholar from Gabon working with Lut Raskin

-Alyssa Schubert – Florida State – Masters student in Environmental Engineering working with Nancy Love

-Ariel Roy – Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering student working with Krista Wigginton

-Brittany Hicks – Summer researcher working with Nancy Love

-Grace van Velden – PhD student in Environmental Engineering working with Lut Raskin

-Lucinda Li – PhD student in Environmental Engineering working with Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton

-Lucy Aley – Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering student working with Lut Raskin

-Maxim Muermans –  Masters student in Chemical Engineering at KU Leuven (Belgium) working with Lut Raskin

-Meghna Prasad – Masters SUGS Environmental Engineering student working with Lut Raskin

-Michael Mata – Undergraduate student in Civil & Environmental Engineering working with Krista Wigginton

-Myriam Sarment – Undergraduate SROP student working with Nancy Love

-Ross Vander Meulen – Masters student in Environmental Engineering working with Glen Daigger

-Sonja Gagen – PhD student in Environmental Engineering working with Lut Raskin & Steve Skerlos

-Tjok Jan Meuwissen – Masters student in Environmental Technology at KU Leuven (Belgium) working with Lut Raskin

-YU Tong (Yet) – Masters student in Environmental Engineering working with Glen Daigger

-Yuewei Liu (William) – Masters student in Environmental Engineering working with Glen Daigger


Celebration of good practices in the lab

Congratulations to all winners!

Best SOP- Yinyin Ye
Yinyin did an excellent job curating and improving SOPs.

Grateful Head- Juliana Huizenga
Juliana always makes sure her hair is tied back to prevent personal injury.

Fume Hood Hero – Enrique Rodriguez
Enrique reminds us to keep the fume hood free and clear. This not only reduces potential contamination incidents and crowding, but also enables the fume hoods to work better by improving air flow.

PPE VIP – Brady
You don’t need to remind Brady to put on a lab coat or goggles!

BSL2 Buster – Nicole Rockey
Nicole diligently emails the Wiggi group when she needs the BSL2 hoods. She is quick to help others who need advice in culturing BSL2 organisms.

ReMARKably Reliable Labeler- Kathryn Langenfeld
Have you ever seen something incompletely labeled by Katie? Me neither.

Best Lab-footwear – Freddy Ordonez
Freddy follows good footwear practices in the lab!


Postdoctoral fellow Dr. William Tarpeh inducted into the Bouchet Honor Society

Postdoctoral research fellow William Tarpeh is one of five inductees into the University of Michigan chapter of the Bouchet Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

The Bouchet Society is named for Edward Bouchet, the first African-American PhD recipient in the U.S (Physics, Yale University, 1876). A national network, it connects scholars who exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

Tarpeh works with Professors Krista Wigginton and Nancy Love on determining the fate of pharmaceuticals in producing urine-derived fertilizers. During his PhD at UC Berkeley, he designed and evaluated novel processes for nitrogen recovery from separately collected urine. His primary research interests include physicochemical resource recovery from under-utilized waste and engineering process technologies for sustainable sanitation.


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