Austin Gray, a doctoral student in environmental health science at UNC-Greensboro, will study the presence of antibiotics in rural North Carolina streams and wells. His advisor is Anne Hershey.
The presence of antibiotics in drinking water and streams can have negative effects on human health and the ecosystem. This is especially a concern in the rural environment where surface water and groundwater may not be treated prior to consumption.
North Carolina Sea Grant is a federal/state partnership, with funding through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina system is a federal/state partnership with funding through the U.S. Geological Survey in the U.S. Department of the Interior.