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The Flint Water Crisis: Influencing Public Discourse Using Science

Featured Darwin Festival speaker Joyce Zhu has been a core member of the Flint Water Study Team. She has traveled to Flint several times to assist with sampling processing and analysis in the laboratory since Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards started independent research on the water contamination last summer. 

Her doctoral research area focuses on the effects of water chemistry on the attenuation of emerging microbial contaminants and antibiotic resistant gene/bacteria in recycled water distribution systems, using the next-generation metagenomics sequencing technology.

Ms. Zhu is a doctoral student in civil and environment Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Bruce Perry