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Krista Wigginton, Ph.D

Dr. Krista Wigginton is a Co-Principal Investigator for an NSF grant award and is also an assistant professor at the University of Michigan.

Position:

  • Assistant Professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institutions:

  • University of Michigan

Bio:

Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2011-2012. Her research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants in the environment. Dr. Wigginton received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Idaho, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. After completing her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2008-2011.

Dr. Wigginton is a Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF grant award: Advancing Technologies and Improving Communication of Urine-Derived Fertilizers for Food Production within a Risk-Based Framework.

Recent Publications:

  • Goetsch, Heather E., Zhao, Linbo, Gnegy, Mariah, Imperiale, Michael J., Love, Nancy G., Wigginton, Krista R., & Elkins, Christopher A. (2018). Fate of the Urinary Tract Virus BK Human Polyomavirus in Source-Separated Urine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology84(7). doi:10.1128/AEM.02374-17
  • Qiao, Z., Ye, Y., Chang, P. H., Thirunarayanan, D., & Wigginton, K. R. (2018). Nucleic Acid Photolysis by UV254 and the Impact of Virus Encapsidation. Environmental science & technology52(18), 10408-10415.
  • Ye, Y., Chang, P. H., Hartert, J., & Wigginton, K. R. (2018). Reactivity of enveloped virus genome, proteins, and lipids with free chlorine and UV254. Environmental science & technology52(14), 7698-7708.

Contact Info:

kwigg@umich.edu

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