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Kjellerup, Birthe

Kjellerup, Birthe
Assistant Professor, Pedro E. Wasmer Professor in Engineering
1147 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

Evaluation of identity, diversity and activity in microbial biofilms in complex microbial systems such as sediment, soil, urban water systems (waste and storm water) and the human body; Aerobic and anaerobic degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); Biocorrosion in drinking water and oil distribution pipelines; Invertebrate host–pathogen model Caenorhabditis elegans for in vivo biofilm infections. 


M. Sc. Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, 1997
Ph.D., Environmental Microbiology, Aalborg University, 2004

Professional Memberships: 

Association for Women in Science (AWIS), International Society for Microbial Ecology, The Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, American Society for Microbiology (Maryland Branch), American Society for Microbiology