My research interests include microbial ecology and environmental microbiology and its interface with both public and ecosystem health. I have worked on issues ranging from water and sanitation to climate change to coral disease ecology. Currently, my lab is focused on understanding population dynamics of Vibrio in the context of its response to episodic events in tropical waters. We are also working on unraveling mechanisms of coral disease, especially among the threatened coral Acropora palmata in the Caribbean. Closer to home in Athens, we are also working on water quality impacts in rural and urban streams and investigating the role of landscape in the persistence and transmission of enteric pathogens.
PhD candidate, Environmental Health Science Research: Antibiotic resistance in marine microbes; personal care product contamination and impacts on microbial communities; Vibrio ecology UGA PSO Fellow
PhD candidate, Environmental Health Science Research: UV and oxidative stress among fecal indicators and enteric pathogens in natural waters; fate and transport of enteric bacteria from agricultural lands; mechanisms of regrowth among pathogenic E. coli. EPA STAR Fellow
PhD student, Environmental Health Science Research: Water quality; antimicrobial resistance
R. Scott Rozier
PhD student, Environmental Health Science Research: Water quality and ecology of enteric bacterial pathogens in freshwater streams. Focusing on ecology of Salmonella in natural landscapes.
.Martinique Edwards. BS. Ecology. UGA (2016 CURO fellow)
Harris Jamal, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA (2017 CURO fellow)
Andre Jove, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA
Roland Seim, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA (2017 CURO fellow)
Jacob Goodman, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA Kyler Herrington. B.S. Microbiology. UGA Kylie Isaack. BS, Ecology, UGA (2016 CURO fellow) Kelsey Montgomery, BS, Ecology (REU) Amy Wong, BS, Environmental Health Science, UGA