The research is valuable in itself. The students have found bacteria that degrade toxins, hydrocarbons and antibiotics, and that could be potential solutions to cleaning up toxic waste, for enhanced oil recovery and remediation. This has applications in health, energy and the environment.

Founder, UH Biotech Program

The instructional program funded by this grant will help improve the process of becoming scientists because it allows students to engage in the discovery process from start to finish...students will learn the skills that they need to become successful scientific researchers.

Associate Professor of Biology, Southern Utah University

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