Engineering a Bacterial Biosensing System for the Detection of Fluoride in Groundwater
Northwestern University

Walter Thavarajah is a doctoral student in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at Northwestern University. In collaboration with the Center for Water Research and the Center for Synthetic Biology, his research focuses on the engineering of biological systems to create a sensing platform for the detection of water contaminants. Walter is also interested in the development of low-cost diagnostic tools for use in resource-limited settings. He received a BS in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.