Biology

Announcement

Professor Jay Mellies was recently awarded a $684,000 NSF grant to further investigate the potential of soil bacteria in the degration of PET Plastic Waste.

This project, which grew out of summer and thesis research conducted by Morgan Vauge's '18 has garnered significant local and national attention:

https://asm.org/Articles/2019/June/Microbiology-Resource-of-the-Month-Genomes-of-5-PE
 
https://www.ted.com/talks/morgan_vague_this_bacteria_eats_plastic?language=en
 
https://www.asm.org/Podcasts/TWiM/Episodes/This-frass-doesn-t-stink-TWiM-202
 
https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2018/06/reed_senior_makes_watershed_di.html
 
https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/green/reed-college-student-breeds-plastic-eating-bacteria/283-564241928
 
https://www.wweek.com/tag/morgan-vague/
 
https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2018/8/14/a-reed-college-grad-discovers-plastic-eating-microbes
 
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/series/the-plastic-problem

(November 2019)

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