Dr. Pruden was quoted in the following two articles! Airplane sewage may be helping antibiotic-resistant microbes spread and Globetrotting microbes in airplane sewage may spread antibiotic resistance
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.
Dr. Pruden was interviewed for the PNAS article “Interested in gauging a population’s health? Look to sewage”
Check out Dr. Pruden’s interview on NPR!