Dr. Jeseth Delgado-Vela's research at Howard University focuses on developing an equitable, environmentally sustainable, and cost efficient urban water cycle. The goal of our research is to understand the microbial ecology within the urban water cycle and consequently inform water treatment approaches and technology development. We are particularly interested in unraveling microbial cross-feeding within water and resource recovery facilities, understanding nitrogen metabolisms in engineered processes, and developing process models for engineered systems that harness 'omic data.