Research from the Biofilm Engineering and Drug Discovery (BEDD) group was featured at the 2018 Howard University Research Symposium
(April 9-13) in Washington, DC. Our students and post-doctoral fellow proudly presented their research effort in oral and poster sessions:
- Marlon Brutus * (Senior undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering): “An Analytical Method to Study the Effect of Fluid Shear Rates and Media Strength on Kinetics of Biofilm Formation” (Poster).
- Tafadzwa Chigumira ** (Graduate student in Chemical Engineering): “Microbial Reduction of Iodate for Bioremediation at the Hanford Site”.
- Elbethel Damtae * (Graduate student in Chemical Engineering): “A Microfluidic Approach for the Analysis of Small-Molecule Compounds Modulating Bacterial Biofilm Formation” (Poster)
- Ayomikun Olarinoye ** (Junior undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering): “Evaluating the Activity of Community 31 Bacteria from the Hanford Site in the Bioremediation of Iodate” (Poster).
- Jyothirmai Simhadri ** (Post-doctoral fellow): “Development of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms for Iodate Reduction in Groundwater” (Poster).
- Mahtab Waseem * (Senior undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering): “A Small-Molecule Compound Modulating Bacterial Biofilm Formation by Vibrio cholerae and Staphylococcus aureus”.
(*) Projects funded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF Award Number: 1505301
(**) Projects funded by the Department of Energy's Minority Serving Institutions Partnership (MSIPP) at Savannah River National Laboratory