Amy Pruden

06/30/2017 - Please stay tuned for Dr. Pruden's TEDxRVA talk!

06/23/2017 - Upcoming Potable Reuse in the Mid-Atlantic Workshop on August 23 at Fairfax Water!

05/27/2017- Dr. Pruden is invited to speak at The 9th International Conference on Legionella in Rome this September.  Abstract still being accepted and don't wait! 

02/22/2017- Dr. Pruden will be on the panel for the UVa World Water Panel event on April 13th. 

02/22/2017 - Dr. Pruden is invited to talk at 2017 Virginia AWWA Drinking Water Quality and Research Committee Seminar on March 15th.

01/12/2017 - Dr. Pruden will be giving a luncheon talk at Engineering Sustainability 2017 on April 11th.

01/03/2017 - Dr. Pruden will be speaking at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)'s 17th National Conference and Global Forum: Integrating Environment and Health Conference (Jan 24-26, 2017)!

08/22/2016 - Dr. Pruden will be giving a keynote speak on "Antimicrobial Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Call to Action" in the upcoming International Water Association Specialty Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering at Copenhagen, Denmark.

07/26/2016 - Our recent paper on potential linkage between pipe corrosion and Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in Flint, MI during the water crisis is reported in Chemical and Engineering News.

07/26/2016 - Dr. Pruden is quoted in BBC Earth Story "Meet microbes that have made New York City their home".

06/21/2016 - Another big congratulations to Emily Garner who won the 2016 Abel Wolman Scholarship!

Dr. Pruden's research seeks to advance water engineering and agricultural practices through deeper understanding of the microbial communities inhabiting these systems.  Her team applies a combination of next-generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatic tools to track targets of interest, including opportunistic pathogens, antibiotic resistance genes, and various functional groups of bacteria.  

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