Vicente Gomez-Alvarez, Ph.D.
Microbiologist, U.S. EPA
Vicente Gomez-Alvarez is a microbiologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development’s Water Systems Division. He plans and executes an intensive research project to study the microbiome in built and natural environments. His research focuses on microbial ecology, including the application of genomic technologies and the use of computational and bioinformatics workflow platforms for the characterization of microbial communities. He has published articles on drinking water systems, including the characterization of biofilms and antibiotic resistance genes using metagenomes. He has led research projects on technological solutions for economic and environmental sustainability. Vicente has a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a B.S. in industrial microbiology and an M.S. in biology from the University of Puerto Rico.