Pollution Ecology Laboratory
· Development of phytoremediation technology for selenium-contaminated environments
· Bioaccumulation and transformation of environmentally important trace elements in contaminated ecosystems
· Transport and fate of pollutants in air-water-soil-plant systems
Yangyu is a MS graduate student in the Environmental Science Program, with an emphasis in Environmental Biology. He is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Competitive Graduate Award from SIUE. He received his BS in Forest Resources Conservation and Recreation from Beijing Forestry University. His thesis research focuses on plant-microbial Se volatilization.
Samantha Thirumala Kumara
is a MS graduate student in Environmental Science Program with emphasis in
Environmental Toxicology. She obtained a BS degree in Biotechnology from Shanmugha Academy in India. She is a RGGS award winner at
SIUE, and her thesis research deals with effects of plant and microbial
interaction on Se volatilization.
Sam is a URCA undergraduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on the development of Se-biofortified edible mushrooms.