KC Donnelly Fellow, Lauren Redfern, has been hard at work in California!

Duke SRP’s KC Donnelly recipient, Lauren Redfern, is wrapping up her research with UC Berkeley’s SRP. Under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Lauren has been working on biodegradation of contamination mixtures at Superfund sites for the past three months. Specifically, her research focuses on the co-augmentation of Pseudomonas putida G7 and Pseudonocardia dioxanivorans CB1190 bacterial strains to degrade 1,4-dioxane and naphthalene co-contamination. While at Berkeley, she is running a set of microcosms experiments to monitor and optimize co-augmentaion. Lauren returns to Duke next month and she will present her work at the Superfund annual meeting this fall. For more on Lauren’s research interests, go to: http://gunsch.pratt.duke.edu/people/lauren-redfern