Microbial stress responses, rpoS, virulence and pathogenicity in model organisms, fitness and survivorship for environmental isolates of E. coli, soil and water testing, food safety and microbial source tracking
Techniques Susan Bornstein-Forst Uses:
Mentoring, Skype, networking, inquiry to applciation
Susan Bornstein-Forst's Problem Solving Skills:
undergraduate research, microbiology
Susan Bornstein-Forst's Problem Solving Experience:
I have successfully developed and implemented undergraduate research de novo at my institution winning 2 back-to-back NIH grants and a McNair Scholars Program grant. My students receive awards from ASM, sFAM, SIP, NEMASYM and present competititve data in microbial source tracking and stress responses in E. coli and entomopathogenic nematodes.