Peer Reviewed Journal Publications (Students underlined)

Year 2018

  1. Arango-Argoty, G.*; Garner, E.*; Pruden, A.; Heath, L.S.; Vikesland, P.J.; Zhang, L. (2018). DeepARG: A deep learning approach for predicting antibiotic resistance genes from metagenomic data. Microbiome. (In Press).
  2. Metch, J.W.*; Burrows, N.D.; Murphy, C.J.; Pruden, A.; Vikesland, P.J. (2018). Metagenomic Analysis of Microbial Communities Yields Insight into Impacts of Nanoparticle Design. Nature Nanotechnology. (In Press)
  3. Li, A-D; Metch, J.*; Wang, Y.*; Garner, E.*; Zhang, A.N.; Riquelme, M.V.; Vikesland, P.J.; Pruden, A.; Zhang, T. (2018). Effects of sample preservation and DNA extraction on enumeration of antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. (in press). Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix189
  4. Dai, D.*; Proctor, C.R.*; Williams, K.*; Edwards, M.A.; and Pruden, A. (2018). Mediation of effects of biofiltration on regrowth, Legionella pneumophila, and microbial community structure by hot water plumbing conditions. ES: Wat. Res. & Technol. (in press). DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00301C
Year 2017
  1. Proctor, C.R.*, Dai, D., Pruden, A., and Edwards, M.A. Effect of Various Water Chemistry Factors on Legionella Proliferation and the Premise Plumbing Microbiome Composition. (2017). Microbiome (Special Issue on the Built Environment) 5: 130 doi:
  2. Munoz Egea, M.C.; Ji, P.*; Pruden, A.; Falkinham, J.O., III (2017). Inhibition of Adherence of Mycobacterium avium to Plumbing Surface Biofilms of Methylobacterium Pathogens (in press)
  3. Rhoads, W.J.*; Garner, E.D.*; Ji, P.*; Zhu, N.*; Parks, J.; Schwake, D.O.*; Pruden, A.; Edwards, M.A. (2017). Distribution System Operational Deficiencies Coincide with Reported Legionnaires’ Disease Clusters in Flint, MI. Environmental Science & Technology 51(20):11986-11995 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b0158.
  4. Dai, D.*, Prussin, A.J.*, Edwards, M.A., Marr, L.C., Pruden, A., Vikesland, P.J. (2017). Factors Shaping the Human Exposome in the Built Environment: Opportunities for Engineering Control. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(14):7759–7774. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01097
  5. M.V. Riquelme, W. Leng, M. Carzolio, M. Hull, A. Pruden, and P.J. Vikesland. (2017). Stable oligonucleotide-functionalized gold nanosensors for environmental biocontaminant monitoring. Journal of Environmental Sciences- Special Issue on Environmental Chemical Contaminants: Processes and Risks. (In Press). 
  6. D. Dai, A.J. Prussin, M.A. Edwards, L.C. Marr,  A. Pruden, and P.J. Vikesland. (2017). Factors Shaping the Human Exposome in the Built Environment: Opportunities for Engineering Control. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(14):7759–7774. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b01097.
  7. E. Garner, R. Benitez, E. von Wagoner, R. Sawyer, E. Schaberg, W.C. Hessian, L.A.H. Krometis, B.D. Badgley, and A. Pruden. (2017). Stormwater loadings of antibiotic resistance genes in an urban stream. Water Research 123: 144–152. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.06.046.
  8. W.J. RhoadsA. Pruden, and M. Edwards. (2017). Interactive Effects of Corrosion, Copper, and Chloramines on Legionella and mycobacteria in Hot Water Plumbing. Environmental Science & Technology. 51(12): 7065–7075 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b05616.
  9. H. Wang, E. Bedard, M. Prevost, A.K. Camper, V.R. Hill, and A. Pruden (2017).  Methodological Approaches for Monitoring Opportunistic Pathogens in Premise Plumbing: a Review.  Water Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.03.046.
  10. P. Ji, W.J. Rhoads, M.A. Edwards, and A. Pruden (2017). Impact of Water Heater Temperature Setting and Water Use Frequency on the Building Plumbing Microbiome.  ISME J. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2017.14.
  11. Ray, P.*, Chen, C.*, Knowlton, K.F., Pruden, A., and Xia, K. (2017). Fate and effect of antibiotics in beef and dairy manure during static and turned composting. Journal of Environmental Quality. 46(1):45-54. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2016.07.0269
  12. Friedrich, M.; Jimenez, J.; Pruden, A.; Miller, J.H.*; Metch, J.* (2017). Rethinking growth and decay kinetics in activated sludge – towards a new adaptive kinetics approach. Water Science & Technology. 75(3): 501-506. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2016.439.

Year 2016

  1. E. Garner, J.S. Wallace, G.A. Argoty, C. Wilkinson, N. Fahrenfeld, L.S. Heath, L. Zhang, M. Arabi, D.S. Aga, and A. Pruden (2016). Metagenomic Profiling of Historic Colorado Front Range Flood Impact on Distribution of Riverine Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Scientific Report. DOI: 10.1038/srep38432.
  2. G. Singh, P. Pati, C. Chandoha-Lee, E. Zhang, P.J. Vikesland, S. Renneckar, and A. Pruden (2016). Biodegradation of Nanocrystalline Cellulose by Environmentally-relevant Anaerobic Cellulose-degrading Consortia.  Water Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.073.
  3. D.O. Schwake, E. GarnerO. StromA. Pruden, and M.A. Edwards (2016). Legionella DNA Markers in Tap Water Coincident With a Spike in Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint, MI. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.6b00192.
  4. M. Titcombe Lee, A. Pruden, and L.C. Marr (2016). Partitioning of Viruses in Wastewater Systems and Potential for Aerosolization. Environmental Science and Technology Letters. 3(5): 210-215.
  5. E.D. GarnerN. Zhu, L.E. Strom, M.A. Edwards, and A. Pruden (2016). A Human Exposome Framework for Guiding Risk Management and Holistic Assessment of Recycled Water Quality. Environmental Science: Water Research & Techonology. 2: 580-598.
  6. M.V. Riquelme, H. Zhao, V. Srinivasaraghavan, A. Pruden, M. Agah, and P. Vikesland (2016). Optimizing Blocking of Nonspecific Bacterial Attachment to Impedimetric Biosensors. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research. 8:47-54.
  7. W.J. RhoadsA. Pruden, and M.A. Edwards (2016). Convective Mixing in Distal Pipes Exacerbates L. pneumophila Growth in Hot Water Plumbing. Pathogens. 5(1): E29.
  8. Y. Ma, J. Metch, Y. Yang, T. Zhang, and A. Pruden (2016). Shift in Antibiotic Resistance Gene Profiles Associated With Nanosilver During Wastewater Treatment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92(3): fiw022.

Year 2015

  1. J.O. Falkinham III, E.D. Hilborn, M. Arduino, A. Pruden, and M.A. Edwards. (2015). Epidemiology and Ecology of Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens: Legionella pneumophila, Mycobacterium avium, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environmental Health Perspectives. 123(8): 749-758.
  2. E.P. Vejerano, Y. Ma, A.L. Holder, A. Pruden, S. Elankumaran, and L.C. Marr. (2015). Toxicity of Particulate Matter from Incineration of Nanowaste. Environmental Science: Nano. 2(2):143-154 DOI: 10.1039/C4EN00182F. (Featured on inside cover)
  3. N. Fahrenfeld, A. Pruden, M. Widdowson (2015). Kinetic and Pathway Modeling of Reductive 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Biodegradation with Different Electron Donors.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000947. 
  4. M. Gillings, W. Gaze, A. Pruden, K. Smalla, J. Tiedje, Y-G. Zhu (2015). Using the class 1 integron-integrase gene as a proxy for anthropogenic pollution.  The ISME Journal. 9: 1269-1279.
  5. S. MastersH. WangA. Pruden, MA. Edwards (2015). Redox Gradients in Distribution Systems Influence Water Quality, Corrosion, and Microbial Ecology. Water Research 68(1):140. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.09.048
  6. Y. MaJ. Metch, E.P. Vejerano, I.J. Miller, E.C. Leon, L.C. Marr, P.J. Vikesland and A. Pruden (2015) Microbial Community Response of Nitrifying Sequencing Batch Reactors to Silver, Zero-Valent Iron, Titanium Dioxide and Cerium Dioxide Nanomaterials. Water Research. 68(1): 87-97.
  7. O.S. Olonitola, N. FahrenfeldA. Pruden (2015). Antibiotic Resistance Profiles Among Mesophilic Aerobic Bacteria in Nigerian Chicken Litter and Associated Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Poultry Science. 94(5): 867-874.
  8. K.A. WilliamsA. Pruden, J.O. Falkinham III, M.A. Edwards (2015). Relationship between Organic Carbon and Opportunistic Pathogens in Simulated Glass Water Heaters. Pathogens Special Issue on Waterborne Pathogens 4(2): 355-372.
  9. T. Zhang, Y. Yang, A. Pruden (2015). Effect of Temperature on Removal of Antibiotic Resistance Genes by Anaerobic Digestion of Activated Sludge Revealed by Metagenomic Approach. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 99
  10. H. Wang, S. Masters*, J.O. Falkinham III, M.A. Edwards, A. Pruden (2015). Distribution System Water Quality Affects Responses of Opportunistic Pathogen Gene Markers in Household Water Heaters. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(14):8416-24.(18): 7771-7779.
  11. J. Metch*, Y. MaA. Pruden, P.J. Vikesland (2015). Enhanced Disinfection By-Product Formation Due to Nanoparticles in Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluents. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 1: 823-831 DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00114E.
  12. C.R. Proctor, M.A. Edwards, A. Pruden (2015). Microbial composition of purified waters and implications for regrowth control in municipal water systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.  DOI: 10.1039/C5EW00134J.
  13. L.R. ChambersY. YangH. Littier, P. Ray, T. Zhang, A. Pruden, M. Strickland, and K.F. Knowlton. (2015). Metagenomic Analysis of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Dairy Cow Feces following Therapeutic Administration of Third Generation Cephalosporin. PLoS One. 10(8): e0133764.
  14. E. Luby, A.M. Ibekwe, J. Zilles, A. Pruden (2015). Molecular Methods for Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance in Agricultural Ecosystems: Prospects and Challenges. Journal of Environmental Quality. (in press) doi: 10.2134/jeq2015.07.0367.
  15. P. Ji, J. Parks, M.A. Edwards, A. Pruden (2015). Impact of Water Chemistry, Pipe Material and Stagnation on the Building Plumbing Microbiome. PLoS ONE. 10(10): e0141087.
  16. W.J. RhoadsA. Pruden, M.A. Edwards (2015). Survey of Green Building Water Systems Reveals Elevated Water Age and Water Quality Concerns. ES: Water Research & Technology. (in press- accepted Oct. 25 2015).
  17. W.J. RhoadsP. JiA. Pruden, M.A. Edwards (2015). Water heater temperature set point and water use patterns influenceLegionella pneumophila and associated microorganisms at the tap. Microbiome, Special Issue on Microbiology of the Built Environment (in press).
  18. B. Kim, J.H. Miller, N. Monsegue, C. Levard, Y. Hong, M.S. Hull, M. Murayama, G.E. Brown Jr., P.J. Vikesland, W.R. Knocke, A. Pruden, and M.F. Hochella Jr. (2015). Silver Sulfidation in Thermophilic Anaerobic Digesters and Effects on Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Environmental Engineering Science. (in press, accepted Oct. 30, 2015).

Year 2014

  1. P. Zellner *, T. Shake, Y. Hosseini, D. Nakidde *, M.V. Riquelme *, A. Sahari, A. Pruden, B. Behkam and M. Agah (2014). 3D Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis using DC-Biased, AC Electric Fields for Selective Bacterial Trapping. Electrophoresis (in press) DOI: 10.1002/elps.201400236.
  2. Y. Ma*, S. Elankumaran, L.C. Marr, E.P. Vejerano and A. Pruden (2014). Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials and their Transformation Products following Wastewater Treatment on A549 Human Lung Epithelial Cells. Toxicology Reports. 1: 871-876.
  3. J.H. Miller*, W.R. Knocke, J.T.Novak and A. Pruden (2014). Elevation of antibiotic resistance genes at cold temperatures: Implications for winter storage of sludge and biosolids. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 59(6):587-593.
  4. H. Wang*, C.R. Proctor*, M.A. Edwards, M. Pryor, J. Santo Domingo, H. Ryu, A. Camper, A. Olson*, A. Pruden (2014). Microbial community response to chlorine conversion in a chloraminated drinking water distribution system.  Environmental Science & Technology 48 (18): 10624–10633.
  5. V. Hoyland*, W.R. Knocke, J.O. Falkinham, A. Pruden, and G. Singh* (2014). Effect of pH on Biological Removal of Manganese in Surface Water Treatment Plants.  Water Research. 66:31-39.  DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.08.006
  6. M. Kargar*; A. Pruden, and W. Ducker (2014). Preventing bacterial colonization using colloidal crystals. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 2: 5962-5971.  DOI: 10.1039/c4tb00835a
  7. N. Fahrenfeld*, I. Cozzarelli, Z. Bailey*, and A. Pruden (2014). Insights into biodegradation through depth-resolved microbial community functional and structural profiling in of a crude-oil contaminant plume.  Microbial Ecology. 68(3):453-462.
  8. N. Fahrenfeld*, K.F. Knowlton, L-A. Krometis, W.C. Hession, K. Xia, E. Lipscomb*, B.L. Green*, K. Libuit*, and A. Pruden (2014). Effect of Manure Application on Abundance of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and their Attenuation Rates in Soil: Field-Scale Mass Balance Approach. Environmental Science and Technology. 48 (5): 2643–2650.
  9. W. Rhoads*, A. Pruden, and M.A. Edwards (2014). Anticipating Challenges with in-building Disinfection for Control of Opportunistic Pathogens.  Water Environment Research. 86 (6): 540-549.
  10. Z-H. Liu*, J. Arogo Ogejo, A. Pruden, and K.F. Knowlton (2014). Polyphosphate- and glycogen-accumulating organisms in one EBPR system for liquid dairy manure. Water Environment Research. 86(7): 663-671.
  11. A. Pruden (2014).  Balancing Water Sustainability and Public Health Goals in the Face of Growing Concerns about Antibiotic Resistance. Environ. Sci. Technol.  48 (1): 5-14.  DOI: 10.1021/ es403883p
  12. H. Wang, S. Masters, M. Edwards, J.O. Falkinham III, A. Pruden (2014).  Effect of Disinfectant, Water Age, and Pipe Materials on Bacterial and Eukaryotic Community Structure in Drinking Water Biofilm. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48: 1426-1435.  DOI: 10.1021/es402636u

Year 2013

  1. T. Shake*, P. Zellner*, A. Sahari*, M. Breazeal*, B. Behkam, A. Pruden, M. Agah (2013). Embedded Passivated-electrode Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis (EπDEP). Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 405(30): 9825-9833. DOI 10.1007/s00216-013-7435-7.
  2. H. Wang; M. Edwards, J.O. Falkinham III, A. Pruden (2013).  Probiotic approach to pathogen control in premise plumbing systems? A review. Environ. Sci. Technol.  47: 10117-10128, DOI: 10.1021/es402455r
  3. A. Pruden, D.G.J. Larsson, A. Amézquita, P. Collignon, K.K. Brand, D.W. Graham, J.R. Lazorchak, S. Suzuki, P. Silley, J.R. Snape, E. Topp, T. Zhang, Y-G. Zhu (2013).  Management Options for Reducing The Release of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance Genes to the Environment. Environmental Health Perspectives 121 (8): 1-9.
  4. H. Wang, M. Pryor, M. Edwards, J.O. Falkinham III, and A. Pruden (2013). Effect of GAC Pre-Treatment and Disinfectant on Microbial Community Structure and Opportunistic Pathogen Occurrence.  Water Research. 47(15): 5760-5772. 10.1016/j.watres.2013.06.052.
  5. E. Lefevre, L.P. Pereyra, S.R. Hiibel, E.M. Perrault, S.K. DeLong, K.F. Reardon, and A. Pruden (2013).  Molecular Assessment of the Resilience of Sulfate-Reducing Permeable Reactive Zones to Aerobic Stress.  Water Research. 47(14): 5316-5325. DOI 10.1016/j.watres.2013.06.014.
  6. Fahrenfeld, N. L., Y. Ma, M. O’Brien and A. Pruden (2013).  Reclaimed water as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes: distribution system and irrigation implications. Frontiers in Microbiology. 4:130. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00130
  7. H. Veeramani, A.C. Scheinost, N. Monsegue, N.P. Qafoku, R. Kukkadapu, M. Newville, A. Lanzirotti, A. Pruden, M. Murayama, and M.F. Hochella, Jr. (2013). Abiotic Reductive Immobilization of U(VI) by Biogenic Mackinawite.  Environmental Science & Technology. 47 (5), 2361-2369. DOI: 10.1021/es304025x
  8. J.H. Miller, J. T. Novak, W. R. Knocke, K. Young, Y. Hong, P.J. Vikesland, M.S. Hull and A. Pruden (2013). “Effect of Silver Nanoparticles and Antibiotics on Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Anaerobic Digestion.” Water Environment Research 85(5): 411-421.
  9. D.M. Aruguete, B. Kim, M. F. Hochella, Y. Ma, Y. Cheng, A. Hoegh, J. Liu and A. Pruden (2013). “Antimicrobial nanotechnology: its potential for the effective management of microbial drug resistance and implications for research needs in microbial nanotoxicology.” Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 15(1): 93-102. doi: 10.1039/C2EM30692A
  10. M.V. Riquelme Breazeal, J.T. Novak, P.J. Vikesland, A. Pruden (2013).  Effect of wastewater colloids on membrane removal of antibiotic resistance genes. Water Research 47 (1):130-140.  doi:
  11. N. Fahrenfeld, J. Zoeckler, M.A. Widdowson, and A. Pruden (2013). Effect of biostimulants on 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) degradation and bacterial community composition in contaminated aquifer sediment enrichments.  Biodegradation.  24(2):179-90. doi: 10.1007/s10532-012-9569-2

Year 2012

  1. C.W. McKinney, A. Pruden (2012). Ultraviolet Disinfection of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Their Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Water and Wastewater. Environmental Science & Technology. doi:10.1021/es303652q
  2. A. Pruden, M. Arabi, H.N. Storteboom (2012). Correlation Between Upstream Human Activities and Riverine Antibiotic Resistance Genes. Environmental Science & Technology 46 (21):11541-11549. doi:10.1021/es302657r
  3. H. Wang, M. Edwards, J.O. Falkinham, A. Pruden (2012). Molecular Survey of the Occurrence of Legionella spp., Mycobacterium spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Amoeba Hosts in Two Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78 (17):6285-6294. doi:10.1128/aem.01492-12
  4. H. Wang, S. Masters, Y. Hong, J. Stallings, J.O. Falkinham, M.A. Edwards, A. Pruden (2012).  Effect of Disinfectant, Water Age, and Pipe Material on Occurrence and Persistence of Legionella, mycobacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Two Amoebas. Environmental Science & Technology 46 (21):11566-11574. doi:10.1021/es303212a
  5. L.P. Pereyra, S.R. Hiibel, E.M. Perrault, K.F. Reardon, and A. Pruden (2012). Effect of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation on Sulfate-Reducing Column Start-Up Captured by Functional-Gene Profiling. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 82(1):135-47. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01412.x
  6. G. Singh, M. Widdowson, and A. Pruden (2012).  Influence of Petroleum Deposit Geometry on Local Gradient of Electron Acceptors and Microbial Catabolic Potential. Environmental Science and Technology. 46 (11): 5782–5788.  DOI: 10.1021/es300393r
  7. C. Thames, K. Knowlton, R. Jones, and A. Pruden (2012). Excretion of antibiotic resistance genes by dairy calves fed milk replacers with varying doses of antibiotics. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3:139. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00139.
Former years
    1. Z. Liu, A. Pruden, J. Arogo-Ogejo, and K. Knowlton. (2011). Occurrence, fate and removal of synthetic oral contraceptives (SOCs) in the natural environment: a review. Science of the Total Environment 409 (24): 5149-5161.
    2. Y. Ma, C.A. Wilson, J.T.  Novak, R. Riffat, S. Aynur, S. Murthy, and A. Pruden (2011).  Effect of various sludge digestion conditions on sulfonamide, macrolide, and tetracycline resistance genes and class I integrons.  Environmental Science and Technology 45(18):7855-7861.
    3. S.R. Hiibel, L.P. Pereyra, M.V. Riquelme Breazeal, D.J. Reisman, K.F. Reardon, and A. Pruden (2011). Effect of Organic Substrate on the Microbial Community Structure of Pilot-Scale Sulfate-Reducing Biochemical Reactors Treating Mine Drainage. Environmental Engineering Science 28(8): 543-554.
    4. J.M. Cerrato, J.O.  Falkinham III, A.M. Dietrich, W.R. Knocke, C.W. McKinney, and A. Pruden (2010). Manganese-Oxidizing and -Reducing Microorganisms Isolated from Biofilms in Chlorinated Drinking Water Systems. Water Research. 44(13): 3935-3945.
    5. S.R. Hiibel, A. Pruden, B. Crimi, and K.F. Reardon (2010). Active Community Profiling of Microbial Communities via Capillary Electrophoresis Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism Analysis of Amplified 16S rRNA and 16S rRNA Genes. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 83:286–290.
    6. H.N. Storteboom, M. Arabi, J.G. Davis, B. Crimi, and A. Pruden (2010). Tracking antibiotic resistance genes in the South Platte River Basin using molecular signatures of urban, agricultural, and pristine sources. Environmental Science and Technology. 44(19):7397–7404.
    7. C.W. McKinney, K.A. Loftin, M.T. Meyer, J.G. Davis, and A. Pruden (2010). tet and sul Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Livestock Lagoons of Various Operation Type, Configuration, and Antibiotic Occurrence. Environmental Science and Technology. 44 (16): 6102–6109.
    8. M. Raynal, B. Crimi, and A. Pruden (2010). Enrichment and Characterization of MTBE-Degrading Cultures Under Iron and Sulfate Reducing Conditions. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 37: 522-534.
    9. L.P. Pereyra, S.R. Hiibel, M.V. Prieto Riquelme, K.F. Reardon, and A. Pruden (2010). Development of PCR Primers Targeting Functional Genes for the Detection and Quantification of Cellulose-Degrading, Fermentative, and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria, and Methanogenic Archaea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76(7): 2192–2202.
    10. H.N. Storteboom, M. Arabi, J.G. Davis, B. Crimi, and A. Pruden (2010). Identification of antibiotic resistance gene molecular signatures suitable as tracers of pristine river, urban, and agricultural sources. Environmental Science and Technology. 44 (6): 1947–1953.
    11. A. Sharma, G. Collins, and A. Pruden (2009). Transcriptional Response of E. coli to Exposure to Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 107(5): 1440-1449.
    12. J. Morris, S. Jin, B. Crimi, and A. Pruden (2009). Microbial Fuel Cell in Enhancing Anaerobic Biodegradation of Diesel. Chemical Engineering Journal 146: 161-167.
    13. D.A. Klein, R.M. Flores, C. Venot, K. Gabbert, R. Schmidt, G.D. Stricker, A. Pruden, and K. Mandernack (2008). Molecular sequences derived from Paleocene Fort Union Formation coals vs. associated produced waters: implications for CBM regeneration. International Journal of Coal Geology 76:3-13.
    14. L.P. Pereyra, S.R. Hiibel, A. Pruden, and K.F. Reardon. (2008). Comparison of Microbial Community Composition and Activity in Sulfate Reducing Batch Systems Remediating Mine Drainage. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 101(4):702-713.
    15. S.R. Hiibel, L.P. Pereyra, L.Y. Inman, A. Tischer, D.J. Reisman, K.F. Reardon, and A. Pruden (2008). Microbial Community Analysis of Two Field-Scale Sulfate-Reducing Bioreactors Treating Mine Drainage. Environmental Microbiology 10(8):2087-2097.
    16. M. Raynal, and A. Pruden (2008). Aerobic MTBE Biodegradation in the Presence of BTEX by Two Consortia Under Batch and Semi-Batch Conditions. Biodegradation. 19(2):269-282.
    17. H.N. Storteboom, S.C. Kim, K. Doesken, J. Davis, K.H. Carlson, and A. Pruden (2007). Response of Antibiotics and Resistance Genes to High-Intensity and Low-Intensity Manure Management. Journal of Environmental Quality. 36: 1695-1703.
    18. R. Pei, J-M. Cha, K.H. Carlson, and A. Pruden (2007). Biological Treatment of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG) in Dairy Lagoon Water. Environmental Science and Technology. 41(14):5108-5113.
    19. H. Hong, L.Y. Inman, A. Pruden, and K.F. Reardon. (2007). Comparison of CE-SSCP and DGGE for Monitoring a Complex Microbial Community Remediating Mine Drainage. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 69:52–64.
    20. A. Pruden, N.L. Messner, L.P. Pereyra, S. Hiibel, R.E. Hanson, and K.F. Reardon (2007). Role of Inoculum in the Performance of Sulfate-Reducing Columns Remediating Heavy Metals. Water Research. 41(4):904-914.
    21. A. Pruden, R. Pei, H.N. Storteboom, and K.H. Carlson (2006). Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG) as Emerging Contaminants: Studies in Northeastern Colorado. Environmental Science and Technology. 40(23): 7445-7450.  **Second runner up for Editor’s Choice Award, 2006.
    22. R. Pei, S.C. Kim, K.H. Carlson and A. Pruden (2006). Effect of River Landscape on the Sediment Concentrations of Antibiotics and Corresponding Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG). Water Research. 40(12):2427-2435.
    23. A. Sharma, A. Pruden, O. Stan, and G.J. Collins. (2006). Bacterial Inactivation Using An RF Powered Atmospheric Pressure Plasma. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science Special Issue on Non-thermal Medical/Biological Applications of Ionized Gases and Electromagnetic Fields. 34(4):1-7.
    24. A. Sharma, A. Pruden, Z. Yu, and G.J. Collins (2005). Bacterial Inactivation In Open-Air By The Afterglow Plume Emitted From A Grounded Hollow Slot Electrode. Environmental Science and Technology. 39(1):339-334.
    25. R. Rahul, O. Stan, A. Rahman, E. Littlefield, K. Hoshimiya, A.P. Yalin, A. Sharma, A. Pruden, C.A. Moore, Z. Yu, and G.J. Collins (2005). Optical and RF Electrical Characteristics of Atmospheric Pressure Open-Air Hollow Slot Microplasmas and Application to Bacterial Inactivation. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 38(11):1750-1759.
    26. A. Pruden, M.A. Sedran, M.T. Suidan, and A.D.Venosa (2005). Anaerobic Biodegradation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether Under Iron-Reducing Conditions. Water Environment Research. 77(3):297-304.
    27. A. Pruden, and M.T. Suidan. (2004). Effect of Benzene, Toluene, Ethyl Benzene, and p-Xylene (BTEX) on the Biodegradation of Fuel Oxygenates Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE) and tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA) by Pure Bacterial Culture UC1. Biodegradation 15(4): 213-227.
    28. A. Pruden and G.W. Uetz. (2004). Assessment of Potential Predation Costs of Male Decoration and Courtship Display in Wolf Spiders Using Video Digitization and Playback. Insect Behavior. 17(1): 67-80.
    29. M.A. Sedran, A. Pruden, G.J. Wilson, M.T. Suidan, and A.D. Venosa (2004). Biodegradation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether and BTEX at Varying Hydraulic Retention Times. Water Environment Research. 76(1): p47-55.
    30. X. Zhu, M.T. Suidan, A. Pruden, C. Yang, C. Alonso, B.J. Kim, and B.R. Kim (2004). Effect of Henry’s Constant on Biofilter Performance. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association. 54(4):409-419.
    31. A. Pruden, M.A. Sedran, M.T. Suidan, and A.D. Venosa. (2003). Biodegradation of MTBE and BTEX in an Aerobic Fluidized-Bed Reactor. Water Science and Technology. 47(9):123–128.
    32. M.A. Sedran, A. Pruden, G.J. Wilson, M.T. Suidan, A.D. Venosa (2002). Effect of BTEX on the Degradation of MTBE and TBA by a Mixed Bacterial Consortium. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. 128: 830-835.
    33. G.J. Wilson, A. Pruden, M.T. Suidan, and A.D. Venosa (2002). Biodegradation Kinetics of MTBE in Laboratory Batch and Continuous Flow Reactors. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. 128: 824-829.
    34. A. Pruden, M.T. Suidan, J. Morrison, and A.D. Venosa (2001). Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis of a Methyl tert-Butyl Ether Degrading Culture Applied in a Membrane Bioreactor. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 2(2):207-212.
    35. A. Pruden, G.J. Wilson, M.T. Suidan, and A.D. Venosa (2001). Biodegradation of Methyl tert-Butyl Ether Under Various Substrate Conditions. Environmental Science and Technology. 35(21):4235-4241.
    36. G.J. Wilson, A. Pruden, M.T. Suidan, and A.D. Venosa (2001). Aerobic Biodegradation of Gasoline Oxygenates MTBE and TBA. Water Science and Technology. 43(2):277-284.
    37. J-Y. Chang, J.R. Stephen, A. Pruden, A.D. Venosa, J. Brüggemann, S.J. Macnaughton, G.A. Kowalchuk, J.R. Haines, E. Kline and D.C. White (2000). Phylogenetic Analysis of Aerobic Freshwater and Marine Enrichment Cultures Efficient in Hydrocarbon Degradation: Effect of Profiling Method. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 40:19-31.

Papers in refereed conference proceedings 

  1. Keynote Lecture by Pruden, A. Advancing a Framework for Prebiotic/Probiotic Control of Legionella in Distribution Systems and Building Plumbing Legionella 2017, September 26-30, Rome, Italy (2017).
  2. Miller, J.H., Pruden, A., Novak, J.T., and Knocke, W.R. Effect of Nanosilver and Antibiotic Loading on Fate of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Thermophilic and Mesophilic Anaerobic Digesters. To be Presented at the Water Environment Federation Residuals and Biosolids Conference, March 25 – 28, Raleigh, NC (2012)
  3. Bowles, E.C., Novak, J.T., Bott, C.B. and Pruden, A. (2012) “Performance of Acid_Gas Anaerobic Digesters for Minimization of Siloxane and Hydrogen Sulfide in the Biogas” Proceedings, 26th Annual WEF Residuals and Biosolids Management Conference, March 25-28, Raleigh, NC (2012).
  4. McKinney, C.W., Ma, Y-J, Novak, J.T. and A. Pruden. (2009). Effect of Disinfection on Microconstituent Antibiotic Resistance Genes.  Presented at the Water Environment Federation Technical Conference and Exhibition (WEFTEC) 2009, October 10-14, Orlando, FL, CD-ROM.
  5. Perrault, E.M., Pereyra, L.P., Hiibel, S.R., Pruden, A., Reardon, K.F., and Reisman, D. (2009). Response and Recovery of Sulfate-Reducing Biochemical Reactors from Aerobic Stress Events.  In: Proceedings of the American Society for Mining Reclamation (ASMR), May 30-June 5, Billings, MT (Richard Barnhisel), ASMR, CD-ROM.
  6. Prieto, M.V., Hiibel, S.R., Pereyra, L.P., Pruden, A., Reardon, K.F., and Reisman, D. (2008). Effect of Organic Substrate Composition on Microbial Community Structure of Pilot-Scale Biochemical Reactors Treating Mining Influenced Water.  In: Proceedings of the American Society for Mining Reclamation (ASMR), June 14-18, Richmond, VA (Richard Barnhisel), ASMR, CD-ROM (Won 2nd Prize in Student Paper Competition).
  7. Pruden, A., Pereyra, L.P., Hiibel, S., Reardon, K.F., and D. Reisman.  (2006). Microbiology of Sulfate-Reducing Passive Treatment Systems.  In: Proceedings of the 7thInternational Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD), March 26-29, St. Louis, MO, (Richard Barnhisel), Society for Mining Engineers (SME), CD-ROM.
  8. Pruden, A., Hong, H., Inman, L.Y., Logan, M.V., Sans, C., Ahmann, D., Figueroa, L.A. and K. F. Reardon. (2005).    Microbial Characterization of Sulfate-Reducing Columns Remediating Acid Mine Drainage.  In: Proceedings of the American Society for Mining Reclamation (ASMR), June 18-23, Breckenridge, CO, (Richard Barnhisel), ASMR, CD-ROM.
  9. Pereyra, L.P., Hanson, R.E., Hiibel, S., Pruden, A., and K.F. Reardon (2005). Comparison of Inocula Applied in the Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage by Sulfate Reduction. In: Proceedings of the American Society for Mining Reclamation (ASMR), June 18-23, Breckenridge, CO, (Richard Barnhisel), ASMR, CD-ROM (Won 2nd Prize in Student Paper Competition).
  10. Messner, N.L., Pereyra, L.P., Pruden, A., Reardon, K.F., and C. Sans-Mazón (2004). Effect of inocula on Heavy Metal Removal by Sulfate-Reducing Columns.  In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste, October 10-13, Vail, CO, Balkema Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 213-221.
  11. Pruden, A., Sedran, M.A., Suidan, M.T., and A.D. Venosa. (2002). Biodegradation of MTBE and BTEX in an Aerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), April 7-12, Melbourne, Australia, IWA, CD-ROM.
  12. Garcia-Blanco, S., Pruden, A., Suidan, M.T., Venosa, A.D., and K. Lee.  (2002). Study of Bioremediation Treatment Effects on Microbial Populations in a Crude Oil-Contaminated Coastal Marsh by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE). In: Proceedings of the 3rd Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), April 7-12, Melbourne, Australia, IWA, CD-ROM.
  13. Pruden, A., Sedran., M.A., Wilson, G.J., Suidan, M.T., and A.D. Venosa. (2001). Effect of BTEX on the Degradation of MTBE and TBA by a Mixed Bacterial Consortium. In: Proceedings of the American Chemical Society(ACS)  222nd National Meeting, August 26-30, Chicago, IL, ACS, CD-ROM.
  14. Pruden, A., M.T. Suidan, A.D. Venosa, and J.R. Morrison.  (2001). Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis Analysis of a Methyl tert-Butyl Ether Degrading Culture Applied in a Membrane Bioreactor. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), October 15-19, Berlin, Germany, IWA, CD-ROM.
  15. Pruden, A., G.J. Wilson, M.T. Suidan, A.D. Venosa, and M.A. Sedran.  (2001). Characterization and Degradation Kinetics of Aerobic MTBE Degrading Cultures. In: Proceedings of the Battelle 6th International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, June 4-7, San Diego, CA, (Victor Magar, Kirk T. O’Reilly, James T. Gibbs & Andrea Leeson), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 6(1), pp. 19-26.
  16. Wilson, G.J., Pruden, A., Suidan, M.T., and A.D. Venosa.  (2000). Mineralization of MTBE with Various Primary Substrates.  In: Proceedings of the Battelle 2nd International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, May 22-25, Monterey, CA, (Godage B. Wickramanayake, Arun R. Gavaskar, Bruce C. Alleman, Victor S. Magar), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, C(2-4), pp. 290-297.
  17. Wilson, G.J., Pruden, A., Suidan, M.T., and A.D. Venosa.  (2000). Aerobic Biodegradation of Gasoline Oxygenates MTBE and TBA.  In: Proceedings of 1st Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), July 3-7, 2000, Paris, France, IWA, CD-ROM.