WELCOME TO THE ANAND LAB
We work on microbial communities in varying ecosystems.
Our fundamental work focuses on two broad themes. Firstly, environmental health in urbanized coastal ecosystems. This involves characterizing human and climate-change impacts on systems such as sandy beaches and oyster reefs. Secondly, we are fascinated by wastewater. We work along the treatment train to demystify nutrient cycling impacts from wastewater discharge into aquatic environments and to protect human health using infectious disease epidemiology techniques.
Sea-level rise and climate-change disproportionately impact communities of color. We are especially interested in engaging with under-represented communities to answer some of our research questions! We are excited to work with indigenous communities concerning urban water use, fishing communities concerning fish health and citizens in restoration projects.