Dr. Natalie Cápiro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. She was previously an Assistant Professor at Auburn University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and held an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Prior to Auburn, Dr. Cápiro was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University. Her educational background includes postdoctoral studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, and B.S. in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Cápiro’s research interests include environmental microbiology, bioremediation, fate and transport of legacy and emerging contaminants in natural systems, and nanoparticle-microbial interactions in the environment. Her work is primarily supported by funding from the National Science Foundation and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), including a study that won the 2012 SERDP Environmental Restoration Project of the Year.