bioremediation

Ethel86 ethel86 at aol.com
Fri Nov 3 15:19:53 EST 1995


    My name is Neil Canavan, a fourth year biology student here at the
Yogi
Bera Institute (aka Brooklyn College) where graduation casts it's long
shadow
over a chilly playground.
    So, to the point.  I would like to work in bioremediation.  However,
since the term is so broad, i don't know what direction to take when
choosing
a specific discipline.  Recent patents have involved a battalion of
diversification;  from geneticists, to microbiologists, to
biochemists.....right on down the line.  How can anyone know what future
work
needs will be?
    The second problem is tracking those doing the actual contracted work.
The only company I am currently aware of is Phytotech, out in Jersey, and
he
(Burt Ensley) is using macrophytes on soil contamination.  No doubt this
guy
is collecting botanists.  So, you see, the possibilities are too vast for
my
little brain to sift.
    What I need are suggestions, ranging from stern advice, to wild
conjecture about where I could look, who I could talk to, and what I may
consider when commiting to the death spiral called Graduate School.  

                                                          with hat in
hand,
                                                          Neil Canavan

P.S.                                      
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