Carnegie Mellon University

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Selected for Prestigious Microbial Diversity Course

Teresa Kirschling has been selected to attend the Microbial Diversity course at the world famous Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory. Described as "an intensive six-and-a-half-week course for graduate or postdoctoral students, as well as established investigators," the course has a strictly limited attendance of only 20 participants. The course emphasizes methodologies "for recognizing the metabolic, phylogenetic, and genomic diversity of cultivated and as yet uncultivated bacteria." Teresa is a third year Ph.D. student working with Bob Tilton to determine how iron nanoparticles that are being developed for in situ groundwater remediation technologies influence the activity of natural microbial communities.