brain-eating amoeba
September 29, 2020

Experts on brain-eating amoeba

Naegleria fowleri can be found in water and soil, and enters the body through the nose

Author: UCR News
September 29, 2020


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Haizhou Liu, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering. Professor Liu works to discover new and improved methods of removing impurities from drinking water and ensuring the safety of our water supply. Liu can speak to the difference between chloramine and chlorine, and water treatment chemistry in general. 

Yun Shen, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering. She researches pathogen prevalence, transport, and control in drinking water and water reuse systems. She can discuss the mechanisms of pathogen transfer from water and air to humans and assess the microbial risks of drinking water and reused water. She can also talk about ways to inactivate and control pathogens and biofilms for safe water supply and reuse. 

Emma Wilson, professor of biomedical sciences in the UCR School of Medicine. The primary focus of her lab is the immune response in the brain following Toxoplasma gondii infection. She teaches about the brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, at UCR and can answer most questions about it.

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