Cell-S(0) interactions

How do microbes make and consume elemental S(0)?

Phototrophic and chemolithotrophic S-oxidizing microorganisms can produce elemental sulfur S(0) as part of their metabolisms. We are interested in the metabolic and genetic mechanisms of S(0) formation and dissolution in:

  • a model S-oxidizing phototroph, Chlorobaculum tepidum, in collaboration with Tom Hanson (see abstract).

  • communities of chemolithotrophic S-oxidizing biofilms in the Frasassi Caves, in collaboration with Jenn Macalady (see abstract).

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Clara Chan

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Associate Professor Geological Sciences


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School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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