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Frank Löffler Laboratory

Research in the Löffler Lab centers on discovering microorganisms with novel properties to clean the environment, counter damage done to ecosystems by human activity, and improve environmental health. We examine how naturally occurring bacteria can eliminate or reduce the risk from pollutants including chlorinated solvents, radioactive wastes and greenhouse gases. In addition, our team characterizes new kinds of bacteria in an effort to develop innovative technologies from environmental monitoring and protection to medical applications.