Michele I. Van Dyke, Ph.D.

Research Associate
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West,
Waterloo ON N2L 3G1

Email: mvandyke@uwaterloo.ca
Website: www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/watertreatment/

Research Interests:
Assessing waterborne parasites, including their sources, transmission and survival in the environment. Emphasis on Cryptosporidium and Giardia, but also emerging parasites of importance to human health. Research includes comparing parasitic and bacterial pathogens in drinking water source. Particular interest in the development and optimization of molecular detection and characterization methods for pathogens from environmental samples. Effects of environmental conditions and water treatment processes on survival and removal of pathogens.

Keywords: Waterborne disease, environment, genomics, detection, risk assessment, drinking water