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Nuzhat Islam

Phone: 607-255-4992
Office: B62 Riley Robb Hall
Advisor: Tammo Steenhuis
Degree Program: PhD


I have grown up in a loving family in Bangladesh and graduated with Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh in 2005. I came to the United States and started working as a research assistant in Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Cornell University in 2006. By this time, I was blessed by Allah to be mother of a wonderful son, so there was a hiatus in my academic carrier. In Fall 2012, I started Master of Science in Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University as well as appointed as Graduate Research Assistant, and completed degree in 2014 with a research project focused on developing effective and safe method with biodegradable fatty acids application in parasite contaminated soil and water for treating causal factors of neglected diseases in public health in developing country and agricultural production in upstate New York and had marked success with biological excretion as disinfection agent.

Currently, I am a PhD student in same Department under supervision of Professor Dr. Tammo S. Steenhuis and Professor Dr. Dwight D. Bowman.