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Mar 17
Doctoral Dissertation Defense: William Norfolk, PhD candidate in environmental health science
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Miller Plant Science Building

William Norfolk, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Science, will defend his doctoral dissertation –  “Vibrio alginolyticus: a physiological, chemical, and ecological characterization of an emerging marine pathogen ” – on Friday, March 17 at 11:30 a..m. in Room 1501 in Miller Plant Sciences on South Campus.

William earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Mary Washington (2012) and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University (2015). As a PhD student, his research has focused on the characterization of the emerging pathogen Vibrio alginolyticus to better understand factors that affect the abundance and transmission. His research employs a combination of physiology-based growth kinetics evaluation, bacterial metabolomics, and ex situ microcosm experiments to study V. alginolyticus from a physiological, chemical, and ecological perspective.

Advisory Committee Members:
Erin Lipp, Ph.D. (Major Professor)
James W. Porter, Ph.D.
Franklin Leach, Ph.D.
William Fitt, Ph.D.

Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Darien Bush.


March 17
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Department of Environmental Health Science


Miller Plant Science Building
120 Carlton St.
Athens, GA 30602 United States
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