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  • Sonny Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Thu, Jan 30, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Prof. Krista Wigginton, Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Recent Advancements in Environmental Virus Fate and Detection

    Abstract: Recent Advancements in Environmental Virus Fate and Detection
    The detection and removal of infectious viruses in the environment is critical for protecting human health. A number of factors complicate virus detection and obscure their environmental fate,including their small size, their lack of conserved genes, their rapid evolution, and the difficulty in
    culturing many important strains. This seminar will review recent advances in environmental virology, including our work on the mechanistic fate and detection of viruses in wastewater and
    drinking water treatment processes.

    Biography: Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton is an associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the
    University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2011-2012. Her research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants inthe environment.

    Dr. Wigginton received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Idaho, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. After
    completing her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2008-2011.

    Host: Dr. Daniel McCurry

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes


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