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Indoor Exposome Research

Dr. Karen Dannemiller’s interdisciplinary research integrates engineering with microbiology and addresses emerging health challenges and environmental concerns using –omics approaches. Her current research focuses on microbial activity in house dust and biotransformation of phthalates in homes.

In addition to a fundamental background in engineering and quantitative sciences, Dr. Dannemiller’s skillset in microbiology includes phylogenetics, metagenomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics and allows for exploration of microbial communities and biological processes. She has extensive experience with next-generation DNA sequencing of fungi and bacteria, and using this data, she has addressed relevant challenges in bioinformatics, including software development, and in statistics, to demonstrate complex associations with human health outcomes