Apr 2023 – Dr. Kapoor was awarded the President’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in Research Achievement.

Mar 2023 – Our lab received a grant form Office of Naval Research to study temporal succession of microbial communities on Navy-relevant metals. Congratulations to the team!

Dec 2022 – Sina successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

Nov 2022 – Haya successfully defended her PhD thesis and Mauricio successfully defended his MS thesis. Congratulations to both!

Nov 2022 – Our group is part of a $1M grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), to establish the #EcoJEDI (justice, equity, diversity and inclusion) program, a citywide collaboration facilitating career readiness in food and agriculture sciences. Read here.

Sep 2022 – Dr. Kapoor has been promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) and named the Margie and Bill Klesse Endowed Professor.

Apr 2022 – Dr. Kapoor was selected as an honoree of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) 40 Under 40 Recognition Program.

Mar 2022 – Our review paper on the wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 to support return to campus has been accepted in Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health.

Wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 to support return to campus: Methodological considerations and data interpretation

Dec 2021 – Dr. Kiran Vadde joins our group as a postdoctoral research fellow. Welcome Kiran!

Oct 2021 – Our first paper on the wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Bexar County, Texas has been accepted for publication in FEMS Microbes.

Wastewater surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 corroborates heightened community infection during the initial peak of COVID-19 in Bexar County, Texas

Nov 2020 – Duc Phan and Mauricio Flores won the best poster awards at the American Society for Microbiology Texas Branch Fall 2020 Meeting. Congratulations!

Sep 2020 – Dr. Kapoor has been awarded the Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship.  

Aug 2020 – Kapoor lab members (Haya, Sina and Arash) were awarded the first place in COVID-19 Transdisciplinary Team Grand Challenge at UTSA. Congratulations! (UTSAToday)

July 2020 – Two papers accepted!

Determining the primary sources of fecal pollution using microbial source tracking assays combined with land-use information in the Edwards Aquifer

Short-term effects of Mn2O3 nanoparticles on physiological activities and gene expression of nitrifying bacteria under low and high dissolved oxygen conditions

Dec 10, 2019 – New manuscript – Detection of human fecal pollution in environmental waters using human mitochondrial DNA and correlation with general and human-associated fecal genetic markers.

Nov 13, 2019 – Duc successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Dr. Phan!

Nov 13, 2019 – Jessica successfully defended her MS thesis. Congratulations Jessica!

Dec 26, 2018 – Research Underway To Help Track Pollutants In The Edwards Aquifer (Texas Public Radio)

Oct 22, 2018 – Fabiola Estrada won the best undergraduate student poster award at the UTSA College of Sciences Research Conference. Congratulations Fabiola!

July 30, 2018 – UTSA research confirms bacteria contaminated surface water quality following Hurricane Harvey (UTSAToday)

May 2018 – Our research article from NSF RAPID Hurricane Harvey Project has been published. “Real-Time Quantitative PCR Measurements of Fecal Indicator Bacteria and Human-Associated Source Tracking Markers in a Texas River following Hurricane Harvey“.

April 9, 2018 – Huge Kudos to my MS advisee Jessica Hinojosa for securing second place in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Ms. Hinojosa competed against over 75 UTSA Master’s and Doctoral students. Well done Jessica!

February 2018 – Our review article on the “effects of metal oxide nanoparticles on nitrification in wastewater treatment systems” has been published. Check it out here!

January 2018 – Innovations Magazine

November 16, 2017 – UTSA Today

October 19, 2017 – KLRN SciTech Now | Hurricane Harvey’s after-effects

October 11, 2017 – UTSA researcher to study waterways contaminated by Hurricane Harvey damage (UTSAToday)

September 21, 2017 – Dr. Kapoor has been awarded the NSF RAPID grant to conduct research on the mobilization and transport of microbial contaminants along Texas waterways following Hurricane Harvey. 

September 1, 2017 – Indrani Gupta joins the Kapoor Research Group to pursue her PhD in Environmental Engineering! 

May 8, 2017 – Manuscript accepted in AIMS Environmental Science! (Read here)

March 17, 2017 – Our collaborative work with researchers from University of Utah and University of Wisconsin-Madison published in Environmental Science & Technology! (Read here)

January 4, 2017 – Adrianne Lopez joins the Kapoor Lab under the MSEIP program. Welcome Adrianne! 

September 20, 2016 – Diana Arrieta wins the High Performance/Cloud Computing Scholarship to work in the Kapoor Lab for 2016-17. She will learn the CLC Genomics Workbench to analyze human mitochondrial DNA sequences. Congratulations Diana!

September 1, 2016 – Graduate students Duc Phan and ABM Tanvir Pasha joins the Kapoor Research Group. Welcome!