Peter G Shankles

Graduate Research Assistant

Peter received his bachelor’s degree in Polymer and Fiber Engineering from Goergia Tech while doing research in fluid mechanics and working as a teaching assistant for a computer science course. He currently studies chemical signaling between bacterial species using microfluidics. Nanofabrication of fluidic networks allows for interfacing the biological system on a scale that is integral to natural environments and often simplified with conventional systems. This approach is being used to study interactions between members of the human oral micro biome as well as other sender/receiver systems.

Bredesen Center Profile: http://bredesencenter.utk.edu/people/peter-shankles/

Awards

Graduate Student Senate Travel Award, University of Tennessee, Summer 2017
PURA Grant, Georgia Tech, Spring 2013