Microbes- Stewards of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Date: Thursday, January 21
Time: 4 – 5 pm
Romy Chakraborty, Ph.D. is a Staff Scientist and the Head of the Ecology Department in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area at LBNL. Her research focuses on discovering fundamental knowledge about microbes that live in soil, sediment, water, and tightly associate with plants. The principal goal of her research program is to harness Earth’s microbial engines to enable translational solutions for improving environmental health, detoxify contaminants, and enable sustainable agriculture.
Romy was a Women@TheLab honoree in 2018, and LBL Director’s Awardee in 2019. She joined Berkeley Lab as a Postdoc in 2005 after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. Besides science, she is deeply passionate and committed to science outreach and mentoring. In her W@TL talk, she will present an overview of her current research that includes microbes in fracking water and biofuel ponds, microbes in subsurface cycling carbon and nitrogen, and microbes associated with roots. She will also share various facets of her career path and work at LBNL.
Please join us!