Research

We combine experimental and theoretical approaches to address research questions at the interfaces of environmental chemistry, environmental health, and environmental biotechnology.
We are concerned with understanding and predicting environmental processes relevant to ecosystem health, agricultural productivity, and organic carbon cycling and recycling.
We seek novel molecular insights into the mechanisms that control chemical trapping, biological assimilation, and dynamic fate of organic contaminants, organic substrates, and biomacromolecules.

Link to Google Scholar and Research Gate for Ludmilla Aristilde


Job Opening: Postdoctoral Position

Project Topic: Characterization of specialized peptide structures in organic matrices from bacteria and the environment.
Required Expertise: Mass spectrometry-based techniques to characterize unknown organic structures; chromatography experience (LC or GC) is a plus. Contact Prof Aristilde for more details and provide CV.


Upcoming Seminar Talks by Prof. Aristilde

University of California-Berkeley, CA
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar
TITLE: Nutrient-Dependent Carbon Metabolism in Pseudomonas species and Implications for Biotechnology
September 26, 2018
[Link to Seminar Announcement]

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA
TITLE: Metabolomics-Enabled Structure Elucidation in Dissolved Natural Organic Matter: Implications for C, N, and O Speciation
September 28, 2018

Stanford University, CA
Earth System Science Seminar
TITLE: Water and Carbon Cycles in Terrestrial Ecosystems: Probing Molecular Connections in Physical and Biochemical Processes
October 2, 2018

Upcoming Conference Presentations by Prof Aristilde and Aristilde Group Members

{To be announced]


Recent articles

Just Accepted Article in Carbohydrate Research by Barzen-Hanson, Wilkes, and Aristilde

Just Accepted Article in Carbohydrate Research by Barzen-Hanson, Wilkes, and Aristilde

TITLE: Quantitation of carbohydrate monomers and dimers by liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry —ABSTRACT: As remnants of plant wastes or plant secretions, carbohydrates…

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New Publication in Environmental Science and Technology Letters by Richards, Pacenka, Meyer, Dietze, Schatz, Teuffer, Aristilde, and Steenhuis

New Publication in Environmental Science and Technology Letters by Richards, Pacenka, Meyer, Dietze, Schatz, Teuffer, Aristilde, and Steenhuis

TITLE: Antecedent and Post-Application Rain Events Trigger Glyphosate Transport from Runoff-Prone Soils —ABSTRACT: Recent environmental surveys report widespread detections of the herbicide glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine] in…

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New Publication in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science by Okaikue-Woodi, Kelch, Schmidt, Martinez, Youngman, and Aristilde

New Publication in Journal of Colloid and Interface Science by Okaikue-Woodi, Kelch, Schmidt, Martinez, Youngman, and Aristilde

TITLE: Structures and Mechanisms in Clay Nanopore Trapping of Structurally-Different Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobials —ABSTRACT: Smectite clay nanoparticles are implicated in the retention of antimicrobials within soils…

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