Nikolina Walas

Environmental Health Sciences

Nikolina Walas is currently a Ph.D. student in Environmental Health Sciences at the UC, Berkeley, School of Public Health, mentored by Jay Graham. Her research interests primarily lie in environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance transmission and innovative methods for genomic and serological epidemiology of infectious diseases. Her recent work investigated the role of plasmids in antimicrobial resistance gene transmission among clinically relevant E. coli in Alameda County, as well as the role of dog fecal contamination in environmental AMR transmission.

Research interests: 
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • infectious disease
  • epidemiology
  • seroepidemiology
  • causal inference