Overview: The Furst Lab applies electrochemical, biological, and materials engineering tools to study electron transfer at abiotic-biotic interfaces. We apply our learnings to develop technologies to improve human and environmental health equity. Disenfranchised groups are disproportionately burdened by pollution without benefitting from the infrastructure causing it, exacerbated by limited healthcare access. We develop inexpensive, easy-to-use technologies for human health, environmental remediation, and sustainability based on our understanding of biological redox processes (Fig 1).
Research Area 1: Human health: Detecting and treating infectious disease