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Yinyin Ye

Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Surveillance and disinfection of pathogens in wastewater and the environment; wastewater-based disease monitoring; environmental microbiology; proteomics

Portrait of Yinyin Ye, University at Buffalo environmental microbiology and wastewater disease surveillance expert.

Yinyin Ye is an expert on how harmful bacteria and viruses can enter and linger in the environment and in wastewater, posing risks to human and animal health, and water quality. She can speak to the media about these issues, including topics relating to surveillance and disinfection.

Ye’s research focuses on identifying, monitoring and removing pathogens from wastewater. Her team uses biomolecular methods, cell models and -omics techniques to detect microbes and viruses in water distribution and treatment systems, and to study their function. The ultimate goal of this work is to safeguard communities by providing advanced tools for monitoring, forecasting and mitigating microbial risks.

Among other topics, Ye’s team has been engaged in projects that aim to monitor the prevalence of various human diseases by detecting and quantifying biomarkers, such as viral proteins and genes, in wastewater.

LANGUAGES:

Ye can respond to interview requests in English and Chinese (Mandarin).

CONTACT:

Yinyin Ye, PhD
Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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