October 8, 2020 2:00 am / 3:00 am

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About the lecture: Antibiotic resistance is becoming an increasing concern because of the overuse and misuse of the antibiotics in agricultural areas and human activities. There are in total 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health by World Health Organization because of their developing resistant ability to current antibiotics in the market. Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) not only receive wastewater containing large levels of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) but may also release ARGs and ARB into the environment. This seminar will explore the fate of antibiotic resistance genes in WWTPs.

About the speaker: Dr. Stenstrom is a Distinguished Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UCLA. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer in California. He has been with UCLA since 1977 in the capacity of assistant, associate professor, professor and distinguished professor in addition to several university administrative assignments, including Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in water and wastewater treatment and has performed research in several areas of environmental engineering. He has won multiple awards for his research innovation and for sustained and outstanding efforts to bridge environmental engineering research practice and education, and most recently the WEF Camp Award for unique application of basic research or fundamental principles through the design or development of a wastewater collection or treatment system. Recently he has been working on stormwater management and best practices for beneficial re-use in highly urbanized environments such as Los Angeles.

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