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Asja Korajkic

Title: Post Doctoral Researcher

EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division

EPA Branch: Biohazard Assessment Research Branch

Narrative:
Identification of pollution sources in impacted watersheds; the effect of biotic (e.g. predation, competition) and abiotic (e.g. sedimentation, sunlight exposure) environmental factors on the fate of indicator organisms, microbial source tracking markers and pathogens in secondary habitats (environmental waters and sediments).

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D. Environmental and Ecological Microbiology, University of South Florida, 2010
  • B.S. Microbiology, University of South Florida, 2004

Professional Experience:

  • Post Doctoral Researcher, USEPA, ORD, NERL-MCEARD, Cincinnati, OH 2011-present
  • Instructor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 2010-2011

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • American Society for Microbiology

Select Awards and Honors:

  • Tharp Fellowship, University of South Florida 2010
  • Florida Stormwater Association Scholarship 2008

Select Presentations:

  • Korajkic, V. J. Harwood "Factors influencing Escherichia coli survival in aquatic habitats" presented at 111th General ASM meeting, New Orleans, LA (05/2011)
  • Korajkic, V.J. Harwood "Pathogen Analysis and Microbial Source Tracking at Tampa Bay Beaches" presented at 109th General ASM meeting, Philadelphia, PA (05/2009)
  • Korajkic, V.J. Harwood "Pathogen Analysis and Microbial Source Tracking at Tampa Bay Beaches" presented at the 2008 Southeastern branch meeting of American Society for Microbiology (SEB ASM), Jacksonville, FL (11/2008)
  • Korajkic, B. Badgley, P. Lazarevitch, V.J. Harwood "Application of Library-Independent Microbial Source Tracking in a Gulf of Mexico Field Setting” presented at 108th General ASM meeting, Boston, MA (06/2008)
  • Korajkic, C.M. Wapnick, V.J. Harwood "Application of Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Methods in Tributary Pollution Assessment" presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Stormwater Research and Watershed Management, Orlando, FL (05/2007)
  • Korajkic, C. Nyquist-Battie, V.J. Harwood "Survival of the fittest: proliferation of Escherichia coli strains in the secondary habitats" presented at 107th General ASM meeting, Toronto, Canada (05/2007)
  • Korajkic, M.J. Brownell, V.J. Harwood "Library-based and Nonlibrary-based Methods of Microbial Source Tracking to Determine Pollution Sources in a Rural Florida County" presented at 106th General ASM meeting, Orlando, FL (05/2006)

Select Publications:

  • Korajkic, A., M. Brownell, V. J. Harwood (2011) Microbial Source Tracking of Human Pollution and Pathogen Analysis at Florida Gulf Coast Beaches. Journal of Applied Microbiology 110(1), 174-183
  • Korajkic, A., B. Badgley, M. Brownell, V.J. Harwood (2009) Application of microbial source tracking methods in a Gulf of Mexico field setting. Journal of Applied Microbiology 107(5), 1518-1527

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:

Asja Korajkic
Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
27 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Telephone: 513-569-7306
Email: korajkic.asja@epa.gov

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