My research is focused on microorganisms in the environment, and understanding what they do and where they are. Environments we examine include local marine sediments, the deep biosphere and microbialites. We examine microbial diversity at all levels, including bacteria, archaea and fungi. We employ next generation, high throughput sequencing techniques and bioinformatics, cultivation and geochemistry techniques in our studies.
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
B.S., With Honors, Biotechnology, Rutgers University, 1999
Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2007
Department of Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008-10
Research Areas of Interest
Microbial populations and processes in subseafloor marine environments
Local marine sediments
Microbialites and geobiology
Development of algal biofuels
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