Environmental & Occupational Health
Research Associate, Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Associate, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Postdoctoral Scholar, Environmental Health Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
PhD, Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland
BS, Biological Sciences, St. Norbert College
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Research in my laboratory is concerned with characterizing factors that regulate human exposure to naturally occurring or anthropogenic toxins in water or wastewater. I am particularly interested in understanding how microbial communities affect the concentration, fate and toxicity of harmful chemicals in the aquatic environment. The ultimate goal of this research is to formulate models (either numerical or conceptual) of toxin production, release, and degradation in aquatic systems. Since the diversity of biochemical functions performed by microorganisms is only beginning to be realized, this research is both challenging and intriguing.