Paige (Bippus) Varner

Healthy Communities Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Paige, having jumped from marine ecology to engineering, works with the Duke University Superfund Research center on bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Her proposed research will use quantitative molecular methods to evaluate conjugation efficiency of PAH-degrading plasmids and optimize environmental and biological conditions for enhanced degradation.

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  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering - Duke University
  • B.S. Marine Biology - College of Charleston

Research Interests

  • Bioremediation
  • Environmental and public health