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Chemical and Structural Spatial Distribution of Biofilms


Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

RO# Location
50.64.41.B7316 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Dunkers, Joy P. 301.975.6841
Lin, Nancy J 301.975.4935


Biofilms are complex, heterogeneous, three-dimensional structures. Novel techniques to evaluate the spatial distribution of chemical signatures and three-dimensional structure within a biofilm would provide information and insight into biofilm behaviors. This research opportunity involves using advanced imaging techniques coupled with quantitative bioassays to measure variations found within biofilms and to determine the effects of the underlying substratum on the biofilm chemical and physical structure. In addition, biofilms can be composed of multiple species. These techniques have the potential to elucidate the spatial distribution of individual species within multi-species biofilms in a nondestructive manner.


Bacteria; Biofilms; Biomaterials; Chemical imaging; Microscopy; Three-dimensional imaging; Biofouling; Spatial distribution;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,750.00 $3,000.00
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