Amy Pruden, Virginia Tech (image) Virginia Tech Caption Amy Pruden has a broad background in applied environmental microbiology, and has worked extensively in the detection and characterization of pathogens in various environmental systems. She has an NSF CAREER award and a PECASE award. Credit Virginia Tech Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.