Jean Pierre Nshimyimana
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Visiting Scholar; Alfred P. Sloan MoBE Postdoctoral Fellow305 Manly Miles Building
Dr. Nshimyimana is a Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) Fellow (2017-2018) at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Prof. Joan B. Rose at Michigan State University and Dr Bill Van Bonn at Shedd Aquarium, Chicago. His current research is examining the role of virome and microbiome in microbiological stability of aquatic built environments and application of microbial source tracking toolbox to support Michigan statewide efforts to identify nonpoint sources of fecal pollution across state beaches and watersheds. Nshimyimana holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Singapore-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU-Singapore) and a Master of Science in CEE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His PhD dissertation focused on the application of molecular biology tools for improving detection, tracking, and monitoring of fecal microbial pollution and understanding dynamics of microbial communities and pathogen-like bacteria in urban tropical environment of Singapore, Southeast Asia.
Nshimyimana, J. P., Cruz M.C., Thompson R.J., Wuertz S. (2017). Bacteroidales markers for microbial source tracking in Southeast Asia. Journal of Water Research, 118, pp. 239-248
Nshimyimana, J. P., Freedman, A.J.E., Shanahan, P., Chua, L. C. H., and Thompson, R. J. (2017). Variation of bacterial communities with water quality in an urban tropical catchment. Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (10), pp 5591 - 5601
Tan,B., Ng, C. M., Nshimyimana, J.P., Loh, L.L., Gin, K.Y.H., and Thompson J.R. (2015)." Next-generation sequencing (NGS) for assessment of microbial water quality: current progress, challenges, and futureopportunities". Frontiers in Microbiology,6, pp.1027
Nshimyimana, J. P., Ekklesia, E., Shanahan, P., Chua, L. C. H., and Thompson, J. R. (2014). "Distribution and Abundance of Human Specific Bacteroides and Relation to Traditional Indicators in an Urban Tropical Catchment." Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116 (5), pp.1369 - 13683