Clay Carlson
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Exploring the microbiology of urban waterways

Greater Southwestern Chicago is filled with small urban waterways. These ecosystems are deeply impacted by their close proximity to large human populations. The goal of this project is to measure the effect on microbes that call these waterways home.

Microbiome and the brain

This project studies the effects of known beneficial bacteria on gene expression in the brains of mice. We also measure psychological and developmental changes in response to these bacteria.

Thinking faithfully about science

The Christian worldview makes claims about the universe. So does science. I seek to explore the nature of, overlap, and potential conflicts of these claims.

Effects of BPA on plants

The morphological and genomic effects of the environmental toxin bisphenol A on plants are being measured.

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