Syed A. Hashsham
- Chemical — Pollutants / Contaminants — Identification and monitoring
- Biological — Microbial — Physiology / Organismal biology
- Chemical — Pollutants / Contaminants — Toxicology
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Detection of many pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms in parallel by using their signature oligonucleotide sequences on in situ synthesized biochips is one of the main areas of research. Several projects including one from the National Institutes of Health are focusing on this aspect. Whole genome arrays for organisms important to biodegradation of pollutants, e.g.,Burkholderia xenovoransLB400 for PCBs degradation and Desulfitobacterium for TCE degradation is another area of research.