Rosenberg Institute Seminar Series - Archana Anand

Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Event Time 03:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. PT
Location Bay Conference Center, RTC
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February 1 | 3:30 PM at the BCC and on Zoom

The path of a flush

Archana Anand, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University

Over 50% of the world’s population live along the coast. Consequently, the impact of anthropogenic inputs on the life and health of coastal ecosystems is stark. Decades of impact, fueled by climate change have impacted the coastal environment of the south China sea. Today, I will take you through my journey from engineer to biologist as I characterized nutrient impacts on the water and sediment microbiome of coral communities in Hong Kong. I will also share my journey in infectious disease epidemiology and my vision for what I want to accomplish in my lab at SF State. 

I’m an environmental microbiologist and health engineer with a broad interest in pathogens and coastal water quality to protect human and ecosystem health. I’m interested in infectious disease epidemiology and anthropogenic impacts on coastal ecosystems in SF Bay.