To date, GEMs have only been approved for a limited number of cases. We anticipate our findings will be widely applicable to all contaminants and that these fundamental results could ultimately be transferred to the development of new treatment strategies for lesser biodegradable contaminants as well as for the bioremediation of mixed wastes. This work is based upon work supported by National Science Foundation under Grant No. CBET-0846437.
In addition, we are interested in plant-microbe synergies when degrading petroleum in saline marsh plants and soils. The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) supports this collaboration with Tulane University and Louisiana State University.