Belmont Faculty, Others Published in Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education

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Dr. Matthew Heard, associate professor of biology and Rob Fisher Endowed Chair of Environmental Science, Dr. Christopher Barton, associate professor and chair of biology, Ms. Rachel Hongo, Belmont alumna from the class of 2019, and Dr. Victoria Frost, assistant professor of biology at Winthrop University, co-authored an article entitled “Sourcing antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli in aquatic ecosystems: A combined laboratory and field module” in the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education

This article describes a set of activities that combine environmental science, microbiology and molecular biology to assess water quality in urban rivers and lakes. 

The Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education is a publication of the American Society for Microbiology and offers original, previously unpublished, peer-reviewed articles that foster scholarly teaching, and provide readily adoptable resources in biology education at the undergraduate, graduate, professional (e.g., medical school), K-12 outreach and informal education level. 

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