Tuesday, October 23, 2007 : 8:30 a.m.
Tracking Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG) as Emerging Environmental Contaminants in the Cache La-Poudre River Watershed
Amy Pruden, Ph.D., Colorado State University Amy Pruden is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, where she has been since 2002. She earned her B.S. in Biology and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science both from the University of Cincinnati. She is a recent recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award through which she is focusing her research efforts on building an understanding of antibiotic resistance genes as environmental contaminants. Her recent paper entitled, “Antibiotic Resistance Genes as Emerging Contaminants: Studies in Northern Colorado,” recently won second runner up to the best paper for the year 2006 in Environmental Science & Technology.