Phillip Gedalanga, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Scholar, Civil and Environmental Engineering

5732L Boelter Hall
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

Phone: 310-267-5465


Ph.D., (2010), University of California Irvine – Environmental Health Science and Policy
B.S., (2002), University of California Irvine – Ecology

Selected Publications

  • Sales CM, Gedalanga PB, Zhuang WQ, Grostern A, Mahendra S, Parales RE, Alvarez-Cohen L. The genome of Pseudonocardia dioxanivorans CB1190, a metabolically versatile, autotrophic, environmental contaminant degrader. PLOS Genetics. In review.
  • Asvapathanagul P, Olson BH, Gedalanga PB, Hashemi A, Huang ZH, La J. 2015. Identification and quantification of Thiothrix eikelboomii using qPCR for early detection of bulking incidents in a fullscale water reclamation plant. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 99(9):4045-4057.
  • Gedalanga PB, Pornwongthong P, Mora R, Chiang SYD, Baldwin B, Ogles D, Mahendra S. 2014. Identification of biomarker genes to predict biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(10): 3209-3218.
  • Pornwongthong P, Mulchandani A, Gedalanga PB, Mahendra S. 2014. Transition metals and organic ligands influence biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane. Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol. 173(1): 291-306.
  • Gedalanga PB, Kotay SM, Sales CM, Butler CS, Goel R, Mahendra S. 2013. Novel applications of molecular biological and microscopic tools in environmental engineering. Water Env. Res. 85(10):917-950.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Association for Environmental Health and Sciences
  • California Water Environment Association
  • Water Environment Federation