D Goeres by Kelly Gorham, MSU News April 2013

Office: 305 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Standardized biofilm methods
E-mail: darla_g@montana.edu

Dr. Darla Goeres has over twenty years of experience researching biofilm bacteria in industrial systems. She has studied biofilms found in beer draught lines, Danish district heating distribution pipes, anaerobic biofilms in soured oil fields, biofilms in recreational water systems, and evaluated various treatment strategies for killing, removing and/or preventing biofilm formation. 

Dr. Goeres leads the Standardized Biofilm Methods Laboratory (SBML) team at the Center for Biofilm Engineering, whose mission is the development and validation of quantitative standard methods for growing, treating, sampling and analyzing biofilm bacteria. A leader in developing biofilm standard methods, Dr. Goeres is a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) subcommittee E35.15 and facilitated the acceptance of the first approved standard methods for biofilm bacteria.

In March 2020, Dr. Goeres was appointed Research Professor of Regulatory Science. In her new role, she will develop a regulatory science program at the CBE with a goal of engaging regulatory and industrial decision makers in the development of tools that enable innovation in biofilm science and technology. 

Research interests 

  • Develop and validation of quantitative biofilm methods
  • Biofilm reactor design
  • Prevention or treatment of biofilm found in industrial or home environments
  • Biofilms in recreational water
  • Biofilms in beer draught lines

Related Links:

Goeres CV

Standardized Biofilm Methods Lab

Knowledge Sharing Articles

Biofilm related publications searchable by author via the CBE Publications Database

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