2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology and Linguistics
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Alexandria Boehm, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Brad's research in the Boehm group focuses on the development of marine biofilms, which are central in understanding the mechanism of biofouling, in which organisms settle onto surfaces, causing inefficiency in underwater vehicles while increasing yield for aquatic farms. He conducts field, mechanical, and molecular experiments to investigate the changes in surface properties, successions of biofilm community on different materials, and how these processes influence biofouling.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Size Fractionation of Enterococci in Coastal Water of Northern California

Tsao-Wei Huang1, Lauren Murray Sassoubre2, Alexandria Boehm2
[Departments of Biology1 and Civil & Environmental Engineering2, Stanford University]