We are working with several microalgae and cyanobacteria species as feedstock for third-generation biofuel production. Our projects build on understanding the fundamental biochemistry of algal species by coupling with high-throughput "OMICS" characterization tools including next-generation DNA sequencing, metabolomics, and proteomics.
Haznedaroglu Lab works on several aspects of surface and groundwater protection from microbial pollution and toxic chemicals. We are working on biological control mechanisms to deal with harmful algal blooms in Great Lakes. We also investigate the fate and transport of important pathogens, such as Salmonella spp. in groundwater settings. Most recently, we are looking at the algae-based bioremediation options for hazardous wastewater.
Under food research theme, we are concerned with both food safety and sustainability. Some of the work focuses on Salmonella's behavior in water-soil column matrix. In other projects, we are investigating the nutritional capacity of algae species as they contain high levels of essential fatty acids, amino acids, and anti-oxidants required for a healthy diet of both humans and animals.
We are always looking for talented and motivated individuals. However, due to high numbers of e-mail inquiries we receive, we may not be able to answer them promptly. If we have a current opening, it will be announced below. Please check back regularly.
Please check the link above for full bibliographic information of our publications. Most of the sequencing data published in our papers can be found in NCBI's databases and/or our news & resources page.
-Welcome to Ruijie Xu and Jenna Swarthout joining Haznedaroglu Lab.
-Alexia Martinez and Xiaoming Ji has succesfully completed their Masters' Projects in December 2013. Congratulations to both!
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