Current research projects

Ongoing and recently completed studies

Targeted genomics to reveal antibiotic resistance genes disseminated by transduction

This study will undertake a comprehensive screen for antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) carried by bacteriophages in waste water, using targeted genomics approaches where an antibiotic sensitive E. coli reference strain will be exposed to bacteriophages isolated from waste water, followed by screening of clones for antibiotic resistance and next generation sequencing. Increasing prevalence of antibiotic…

Tungsten linked to stroke risk in NHANES data

This study has undertaken the most comprehensive analysis of the human health effects of tungsten to date, finding that individuals with higher urinary tungsten concentrations have double the odds of reported stroke.