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Lauren Andrews Engineers Synthetic Bacteria to Neutralize Toxins in Drinking Water

Lauren Andrews

Lauren Andrews

Assistant Professor Lauren Andrews, the Marvin and Eva Schlanger Faculty Fellow in the Chemical Engineering Department, has received a three-year, $1.4-million grant from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative project to engineer synthetic bacteria that can neutralize toxic contaminants found in drinking water. The long-term goal is to control interactions between bacterial species for applications that include biomanufacturing, bioenergy conversion, novel therapeutic strategies, and sustainable agriculture. See News Medical Life Sciences and News Office release.

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