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

[To be Announced]

Upcoming Conference Presentations by Prof Aristilde and Aristilde Group Members

256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA
PAPER ID: 2987823
TITLE: Metabolic network and mixed-carbohydrate utilization in Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5
PRESENTER: Rebecca Wilkes, M.S./Ph.D. student
DIVISION: BIOL
SESSION TYPE: Poster

256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA
PAPER ID: 2990173
TITLE: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations of substrate binding in a pH-affected fungal beta-glucosidase”
PRESENTER: Mina Sohltalab, Ph.D. student
DIVISION: CATL
SESSION TYPE: Poster

Goldschmidt Conference in Boston, MA
TITLE: Cellular Metabolomics of Iron-Deficient Soil Bacteria Provides Mechanistic Insights into Coupling of Iron and Carbon Cycles
Session 12f: Identifying and Modeling Mechanistic Drivers of Elemental Cycles Across the Critical Zone.
Oral presentation

Goldschmidt Conference in Boston, MA
TITLE: abstract Structural Complexity in the Fate of Pharmaceuticals at Water-Mineral Interfaces: Computational and Spectroscopic Investigations
Session 13l: Molecular-Scale Interfacial Reactions that Control the Environmental Fate of Contaminants Oral presentation
Oral presentation


Recent articles

Just Accepted Manuscript in Environmental Science and Technology Letters by Richards, Pacenka, Meyer, Dietze, Schatz, Teuffer, Aristilde, and Steenhuis

Just Accepted Manuscript 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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New publication in Microbiology by Youngster, Wushensky, and Aristilde

New publication in Microbiology by Youngster, Wushensky, and Aristilde

TITLE: Profiling Glucose-Induced Selective Inhibition of Disaccharide Catabolism in Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 by Stable Isotope Labeling —ABSTRACT: We investigated the co-catabolism of carbohydrate mixtures…

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