Congratulations to Sofia Esquivel Elizondo who graduated from Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown's lab with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Her thesis is titled Microbial Communities Involved in Carbon Monoxide and Syngas Conversion to Biofuels and Chemicals. Sofia has been a Graduate Research Assistant for the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology and the Center for Biomediated and Bioinspired Geoteechnics. She has been nominated for the Dean’s dissertation award. She is a CONACyT scholarship awardee, a GPSA grant reviewer, and has published 5+ papers during Ph.D. career.
Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown and Daewook Kang host Korean PBS (EBS) to share Fecal Microbiota Transplant study results
Korean PBS interviewed Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. Daewook Kang, and Dr. James Adams to discuss promising FMT research results featured in a three-part YouTube series, below.
Title: 미생물 인간 (roughly translates to “Microbiome Human”)
Taylor Rumsey, Omar Arafa, and Sammy Aguiar presented the research they completed under the guidance of Michelle Young (Cesar Torres' Lab), Diana Calvo Martinez (Bruce Rittmann's Lab), and Anca Delgado (Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown's Lab) during this year's FURI Symposium, held on Friday, 4/21/17. Congratulations!
Drs. Daewook Kang and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown along with Dr. James Adams, have been featured in the Autism Live Youtube Webshow. They talked about the exciting news of the recent publish paper about Microbiota Transfer Therapy in a cohort with children with autism.
The key to fighting autism might lie not in the mind, but in the gut. A recent publication in the journal Microbiome by the members Krajmalnik-Brown Lab and collaborators, approaches the search for effective autism treatments by focusing on improving the gut microbiome through fecal microbial transplants.Early results are promising, but additional testing is required before an FDA-approved therapy would be available or recommended to the public.
This is exciting news to the authors of the paper Dae-Wook Kang, Juan Maldonado and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown at the Krajmalnik-Brown Lab. Also, the research includes collaborators from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota.
Read ASU's press release here.
Read the paper here
Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown talks about her research on the the FULL CIRCLE webiste of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Members of the Swette Center enjoyed a fun Halloween potluck! Our team has so much spirit!
Congratulations to Devyn Fajardo-Williams, who successfully defended her Master thesis on July 20. Devyn's thesis focuses on the bioremediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) using an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor. Her committee includes her chair Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Dr. César Torres, and Dr. Sudeep Popat. Congrats Devyn!