Ayella, a 4th year PhD student in the Pruden lab, has been named one of two graduate students of the year for her dedication to Covid Surveillance during the pandemic!
Dr. Pruden's research seeks to advance water engineering and agricultural practices through deeper understanding of the microbial communities inhabiting these systems. Her team applies a combination of next-generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatic tools to track targets of interest, including opportunistic pathogens, antibiotic resistance genes, and various functional groups of bacteria.
Congrats to Delaney Snead, an undergrad in the Pruden lab, on her 1st place at the ASCE Virginias Conference
Delaney placed 1st in the Marr Technical paper and the Hardy Cross Technical Presentation!
Check out the story from the University here!
Dr Pruden was honored this week as the 2020 International Environmental award winner for her work documenting antibiotic resistance genes as environmental contaminants!