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Research Interests

The Wells Environmental Biotechnology and Microbial Ecology (WE BioME) Lab works at the interface of environmental biotechnology and microbial ecology, with an emphasis on the study of microbial diversity, dynamics, interactions, and function in engineered and impacted natural aquatic systems. Our primary research interests are microbial nitrogen cycling and short-circuit biological nutrient removal processes, microbial ecology of engineered and natural settings, sustainable biological wastewater treatment, microbial greenhouse gas production, and resource and energy recovery from waste.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, PhD, Stanford University

… → 2011

Civil and Environmental Engineering, MS, Stanford University

… → 2006

Chemical Engineering, BS, Rice University

… → 2003

Environmental Engineering, BA, Rice University

… → 2003

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Waste Water Medicine & Life Sciences
activated sludge Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ammonia Medicine & Life Sciences
Sewage Medicine & Life Sciences
biofilm Earth & Environmental Sciences
Bioreactors Medicine & Life Sciences
ammonia Earth & Environmental Sciences
Biofilms Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2011 2019

Research Output 2003 2018

1 Citations

Antibiotic resistance genes show enhanced mobilization through suspended growth and biofilm-based wastewater treatment processes

Petrovich, M., Chu, B., Wright, D., Griffin, J., Elfeki, M., Murphy, B. T., Poretsky, R. & Wells, G., May 1 2018, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 94, 5, fiy041.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

antibiotic resistance
Microbial Drug Resistance
Waste Water
4 Citations

Antibiotic resistome in a large-scale healthy human gut microbiota deciphered by metagenomic and network analyses

Feng, J., Li, B., Jiang, X., Yang, Y., Wells, G., Zhang, T. & Li, X., Jan 1 2018, In : Environmental Microbiology. 20, 1, p. 355-368 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

intestinal microorganisms
antibiotic resistance
Microbial Drug Resistance
environmental technology
civil engineering
science and technology

Hybrid Approach for Selective Sulfoxidation via Bioelectrochemically Derived Hydrogen Peroxide over a Niobium(V)-Silica Catalyst

Griffin, J., Taw, E., Gosavi, A., Thornburg, N. E., Pramanda, I., Lee, H. S., Gray, K. A., Notestein, J. M. & Wells, G., Jun 4 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 6, 6, p. 7880-7889 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydrogen peroxide
4 Citations

Metagenomics reveals the impact of wastewater treatment plants on the dispersal of microorganisms and genes in aquatic sediments

Chu, B. T. T., Petrovich, M. L., Chaudhary, A., Wright, D., Murphy, B., Wells, G. & Poretsky, R., Mar 1 2018, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 84, 5, e02168-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plant Dispersal
Waste Water
wastewater treatment