I am Arpita Bose, an Associate Professor of Microbiology and a Packard Foundation Fellow in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) with a courtesy appointment in the WUSTL Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and an affiliation with the Environmental Studies Program at WUSTL. I am also an affiliate faculty at the Center for Water Innovation.
My lab studies microbial metabolisms and their influence on biogeochemical cycling using an interdisciplinary approach. We apply the knowledge we gain to generate new ways of addressing issues such as the energy crisis, climate change, pollution, human health and sustainability.
My lab is approaching climate action using microbiology and we use a collaborative solutions-based approach using microbes.