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Diana S. Aga

An analytical chemist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Aga researches the effects of animal antibiotics found in fertilizers on the environment.

"Aga is one of a handful of scientists in the world looking at the question from a unique vantage point, taking into consideration the complete journey made by animal antibiotics and their metabolites from the barnyard to the crop field and, possibly, to supplies of drinking water" ¹

She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines in 1988; a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Lawrence in 1995; and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology in Zurich from 1996 to 1998.

¹ Health & Medicine Week. Antibiotic Resistance: Do antibiotic residues from agricultural use contribute to human drug resistance? (2003)

Affiliation(s): Chemistry
Record Group(s): 20