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 and Ben Arnold. Her research interests primarily lie in genomic drivers of antimicrobial resistance, serological surveillance of infectious disease, and immune development against enteric pathogens. Her recent work investigated the role of plasmids in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) gene transmission among clinically relevant E. coli in Alameda County, as well as the role of dogs in environmental AMR contamination and transmission.

Research interests: 

Antimicrobial Resistance, Infectious disease Epidemiology, Sero-epidemiology