Jeninifer Underwood
Physical Science Technician

MS, 2009, University of Colorado Denver

Research Interests

My primary research focus is to understand the fate, transport and survival of waterborne microbial pathogens as well as to identify how good microbes can be used to enhance the removal of chemical pollutants in our nations waters.   Combining the use of culturing, microscopy and molecular tools is useful to identify sources of microbial contamination as well as to understand the environmental controls on the survival and transport of pathogens.  Additionally, identifying relationships between microbial communities and biogeochemical processes in pristine and altered environments aid our understanding of what constitutes “healthy” ecosystems.