Pruden Amy

 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

Amy Pruden is the W. Thomas Rice Professor of Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA USA. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences and Ph.D. in Environmental Science, in 1997 and 2002 from the University of Cincinnati. Her primary expertise is on tracking pathogens and antibiotic resistance genes through environmental systems and developing engineering control strategies for protecting public health. Her broad research mission is to advance the sustainability and health of our water systems through fundamental understanding of microbial ecology.  Dr. Pruden received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering in 2007 and the Paul L. Busch Award in 2014. Dr. Pruden currently serves on the American Society for Microbiology Antimicrobial Resistance Coalition Steering Committee. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Research Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.