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.

Graduate student Emily Crossette awarded U-M ITiMS fellowship

Congratulations to Emily Crossette for winning one of this year’s University of Michigan Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) fellowship!

The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program awarded doctoral student Emily Crossette with a $10,000 mini-grant to evaluate the dynamics of antimicrobial resistant genes in manure management systems.

The ITiMS program trains 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 health.

Crossette’s interests lie in resource recovery from animal and human wastewater, the environmental fate of emerging contaminants and antibiotic resistance genes, source separated wastewater treatment, and environmental public health. Crossette is co-advised by Professors Lut Raskin and Krista Wigginton.

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