Robin Slawson

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Associate Professor Graduate Program Officer Faculty of Science Biology Waterloo, Ontario rslawson@wlu.ca Office: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2421

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Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Guelph in 1993 and my MSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo in 1989. Graduate research focused on heavy metal toxicity and metal resistance in environmental/aquatic microorganisms.

Prior to joining Laurier, I...


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Bio/Research

I received my PhD in Environmental Microbiology from the University of Guelph in 1993 and my MSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo in 1989. Graduate research focused on heavy metal toxicity and metal resistance in environmental/aquatic microorganisms.

Prior to joining Laurier, I was a research assistant professor with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council chair in water treatment in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Research focused on microbiological aspects of drinking water treatment.

As an applied environmental microbiologist, the research in our laboratory focuses primarily on aspects of microbial water quality with specific attention to the environmental persistence of antibiotic resistant pathogens. Ongoing projects include constructed wetland treatment of wastewater including the role of microbial community structure in bioremediation potential, biofilm formation by selected waterborne pathogens and the relationship to antibiotic resistance, and bacterial-mycorrhizal interactions in wetland plant root systems. The Laurier Environmental Microbiology Laboratory also represents the Pathogen Resilience Platform for the Southern Ontario Watershed Consortium.


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