Kathryn Langenfeld

Doctoral Student



2018, M.S.E. Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan
2016, B.S.E. Civil Engineering at the University of Iowa
2016, B.S. Mathematics at the University of Iowa

Areas of Interest
Fate and dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes to the environment from anthropogenic sources, phage-host interactions specifically transduction, quantitative viral metagenomics, modeling of co-evolution between phage and their hosts

Research Projects
The role of transduction on the dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes at wastewater treatment plants by applying metagenomics and mathematical modeling.

Langenfeld, K.
, Chin, K., Wigginton, K. R., & Duhaime, M. B. (2020). Comparison of ultrafiltration and iron chloride flocculation in the preparation of aquatic viromes from contrasting sample types. bioRxiv.
Rockey, N., Arts, P. J., Li, L., Harrison, K. R., Langenfeld, K., Fitzsimmons, W. J., Lauring, A. S., Love, N. G., Kaye, K. S., Raskin, L., Roberts, W. W., Hegarty, B., Wigginton, K. R. (2020). Humidity and Deposition Solution Play a Critical Role in Virus Inactivation by Heat Treatment of N95 Respirators. Msphere, 5(5).
Petrovich, M. L., Zilberman, A., Kaplan, A., Eliraz, G., Wang, Y., Langenfeld, K., Duhaime, M. B., Wigginton, K. R., Poretsky, R. S., Avisar, D., Wells, G. F. (2020). Microbial and Viral Communities and their Antibiotic Resistance Genes throughout a Hospital Wastewater Treatment System. Frontiers in Microbiology, section Antimicrobials, Resistance and Chemotherapy.
Oliver, J.P., Schueler, J., Hurst, J., Crossette, E., Langenfeld, K., Gooch, C., Lansing, S., Felton, G., Wigginton, K., Raskin, L. and Sassoubre, L., 2017. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes in northeastern dairy manure management systems–Project overview and preliminary findings from an 11 farm case study. 2017 ASABE Annual International Meeting. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Bril, J. S., Langenfeld, K., Just, C. L., Spak, S. N., & Newton, T. J. (2017). Simulated mussel mortality thresholds as a function of mussel biomass and nutrient loading. PeerJ, 5, e2838.
Schroer, H. W., Langenfeld, K. L., Li, X., Lehmler, H. J., & Just, C. L. (2017). Biotransformation of 2, 4-dinitroanisole by a fungal Penicillium sp. Biodegradation, 28(1), 95-109.
Schroer, H. W., Langenfeld, K. L., Li, X., Lehmler, H. J., & Just, C. L. (2015). Stable Isotope-Enabled Pathway Elucidation of 2, 4-Dinitroanisole Metabolized by Rhizobium lichtii. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 2(12), 362-366.

Honors and Awards
2019 Integrated Training in Microbial Systems Fellowship
2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2016 Jack A. Borchardt Fellowship and Graduate Student Support Fellowship
2016 DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Awardee

Other Interests
Traveling, running, baking