Welcome to the Chauhan Laboratory, School of the Environment (SoE), Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL-32307

Me-3My research is spread over the following fundamental and applied areas:

1) Application of meta-omics (metagenomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics) to better understand microbially-mediated environmentally-relevant functions;

2) Bioremediation of hydrocarbons and heavy metals by exploiting the native environmental microbiota;

3) Sustainable production of bacterial-microalgal based biofuels and bio-based products.

4) More recently, my lab has also been focusing on host-microbiome associations in health and disease. 


Join the Chauhan lab as an undergraduate or graduate student:

Graduate and undergraduate research assistantships are available for prospective students who are motivated and have appropriate research backgound in the areas of environmental microbiology and biotechnology.

Please contact Dr. Chauhan directly outlining your research interest, skills and background at:ashvini.chauhan@famu.edu or ashvini.chauhan@gmail.com

You can also call at 850-412-5119 to discuss the graduate or undergraduate application procedures at Florida A&M University’s School of the Environment.

Check out snapshots of recent research activities in the Chauhan lab:

Images of isolated microbiota that are resistant to very high concentrations of Uranium and Nickel

Genomic Maps of Arthrobacter sp. and Burkholderia sp. isolated from SRS soils. These two isolates have resistance to very high Uranium (U) and Nickel (Ni) concentrations. We are studying the genomic traits behind U and Ni resistances to design bioremediation strategies that will provide environmental stewardship of metal contaminated habitats.