The Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab (EOHML) carries out research under the direction of Professor John Scott Meschke with a dedicated group of staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

MPH student Tori Balta analyzed geoducks for bacteria; Photo @ Alex Kossik

Current Projects

  • Environmental surveillance for poliovirus
    • BMFS
  • Bacterial and viral detection in shellfish
  • Fecal indicator sampling at recreational beaches
  • Surface disinfection


Past Projects

  • Farmers' market produce
  • Composting toilet
  • Mosquito surveillance for West Nile virus
  • Food and surface sampling in restaurants
  • Bullitt Center