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Wee Beasties: An Interview with Dr. Paul Sturman of the CBE

Episode Summary

In this episode our hosts are joined by Dr. Paul Sturman, Research Professor and Industrial Coordinator at the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE), to discuss biofilms and their relationship to the CDC’s list of opportunistic pathogens. This season, Dr. Kimothy Smith and Christian Railsback have been dissecting this list of pathogens, specifically those that cause disease. Biofilms are a big part of the microbiome of premise plumbing systems and the different concentrations of bulk water pathogens. Dr. Sturman’s extensive research and knowledge of these slimy communities of microorganisms offer insightful points about biofilms, pathogens, and how they affect the systems in which they grow.

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