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Yike Shen

Yike ShenCooperating Doctoral Program: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

EITS Track: Environmental Toxicology

Education: B.S., Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Alberta

Research Interests:
My research will focus on fate and transport of emerging contaminants such as antibiotics, antibiotic resistance bacteria (ARB), and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. I’m currently doing research on the pharmaceuticals stress to surface and overhead irrigated greenhouse grown lettuce, investigate changes in ARGs and bacteria community correspond to the stress. I’m also doing the particle attachment and detachment on artificial plant surface made by polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). In the future, I will conduct research to understand the behaviors of those emerging contaminants in soil and plants with varies environmental stresses. The ultimate goal of our research is to combat and reduce the rising global antimicrobial resistance problem in agriculture. Through our research, we can give suggestions to improve fresh produce safety in various agricultural practices.

Major Professor: Wei Zhang, Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Environmental Science and Policy Program