Biography

I strive to put students first in all aspects of my position to make their UVU experience as rewarding as possible through my teaching, research, and service to the university.

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Education

Ph D, Oregon State University, 2016

Major: Microbiology

MESc (Master of Environmental Science), Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2011

Major: Water Science and Policy

BS, Marshall University, 2009

Major: Environmental Science/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Teaching

BIOL 3800

Conservation Biology, Spring 2024

MICR 3450

General Microbiology, Spring 2024

MICR 3450

General Microbiology, Spring 2024

BIOL 3200

Guided Research Experience, Spring 2024

MICR 3550

Microbial Physiology, Spring 2024

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

BIOL 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

MICR 489R

Student Research, Spring 2024

Presentations

Belka, Skyler , Welsh, Natalie , Deming, Jacob , Wilkins, Tanner , Morris, Parker , Esplin, Nathan , Whitley, Kiara , Brooks, Lauren , American Society for Microbiology Intermountain Branch Regional Meeting, "Detecting Antibiotic Resistant Genes from the Environment​.", American Society for Microbiology Intermountain Branch, Provo, UT. (April, 2023)
Smith, Alayna , Brooks, Lauren , Showcase of Undergraduate Scholarly & Creative Works, "Alayna Smith and Lauren Brooks. Microbiome of Meadow Hot Springs. ", Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. (April, 2023)
Gee, Lillian , Tromble, Chelise , Brooks, Lauren , UVU Showcase of Undergraduate Scholarly & Creative Works, "Antimicrobial Activity of Cetaphil.", UVU, Orem, UT. (April, 2023)
Buss, Kennon , Brooks, Lauren , UVU Showcase of Undergraduate Scholarly & Creative Works, "Harboring Antibiotic Resistance in Probiotic Products.", UVU, Orem, UT. (April, 2023)
Rains, Emajoy , Brooks, Lauren , UVU Showcase of Undergraduate Scholarly & Creative Works, "Probiotic Biofilm Inhibition with L. sp. F0435.", UVU, Orem, UT. (April, 2023)
Belka, Skyler , Welsh, Natalie , Deming, Jacob , Wilkins, Tanner , Morris, Parker , Esplin, Nathan , Whitley, Kiara , Brooks, Lauren , UVU Showcase of Undergraduate Scholarly & Creative Works, "​Detecting Antibiotic Resistant Genes from the Environment​.", UVU, Orem, UT. (April, 2023)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Kaze, Mo , Brooks, Lauren , Sistrom, Mark , "If you want to go and take a ride with me_ The phage, prophage, AMG and IME content of biopesticides" . mSystems.
Brooks, Lauren , Caccone, Adalgisa , Cooper, Mark , Knauf, David , Pascucilla, Michael , (2022) "Microbial Source Tracking in the Sasco Brook, Lower Farm River, and Goodwives River Watersheds of Long Island Sound" (Issue: 5, vol. 85). Journal of Environmental Health.
Kaze, Mo , Brooks, Lauren , Sistrom, Mark , (2021) "Antimicrobial resistance in Bacillus-based biopesticide products" (Issue: 8, vol. 167). Microbiology Society.
Kaze, Mo , Brooks, Lauren , Sistrom, Mark , (2021) "Genomic Sequence Analysis of Methicillin- and Carbapenem- Resistant Bacteria Isolated from Raw Sewage" (Issue: 1, vol. 9). Microbiology Spectrum.
Korajkic, Asja , Wanjugi, Pauline , Brooks, Lauren , Cao, Yiping , Harwood, Valerie , (2019) "Persistence and Decay of Fecal Microbiota in Aquatic Habitats" (Issue: 4, vol. 83). Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews.
Brooks, Lauren , Kaze, Mo , Sistrom, Mark , (2019) "A Curated, Comprehensive Database of Plasmid Sequences" (Issue: 1, vol. 8). Microbial Resource Announcements.

Awards

NOMINATION: College of Science Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service

Utah Valley University

Nominated - not received

Mentor of the Year

UVU Honors Program - April 21, 2023

Student Advocate Award

Utah Valley University - April 11, 2023

Faculty Excellence Award

Utah Valley University - March 3, 2023

SPOT Award (for assistance on General Biology Revisions)

Utah Valley University - July, 2021

Dean's Award of Excellence - Teaching

Utah Valley University College of Science - March 2, 2021

Awarded by Dean Danny Horns for excellence in Teaching