Saving bananas from fungal infection using transgenic bacteria

Panama disease is a fungal infection caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense that infects Cavendish bananas...

Thermolyze: A Temperature Controlled Kill-Switch for Containment of Pathogenic Bacteria in Research Labs

We will engineer a temperature-controlled kill switch to be used in pathogenic or genetically modified bacteria...

Engineering Bacteria of the Lung Microbiome to Degrade Carcinogens and Toxins

Benzene is a toxic compound found in air polluted from cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and industry. It is known...

A Novel Acoustic Emission Based Approach for Structural Health Monitoring

Engineering structures have a damage monitoring system for safe and reliable performance. This project proposes...

Discovering natural antibiotics from extremophile microalgae

Soap Lake, an extreme alkaline lake located in Washington State, is renowned for its “healing effect” since...

Testing a small-scale rapid aerated composting system for urban environments

Urban food and yard wastes can contribute in multiple ways to greenhouse gas production and water pollution...

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