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Welcome to the World of Microbes!!
Microbes are important drivers of geochemical transformations in the environment, but because their role is complex it remains poorly understood. Our lab conducts interdisciplinary studies that put microbial processes into geochemical, hydrological, and ecological context in an effort to understand the microbial role in water treatment, biocorrosion, contaminant mobility, and biogeochemical cycling in the environment.
Our research combines microbial genomics (using cutting-edge molecular methods and -omics-based techniques), cultivation and laboratory studies with environmental isolates, extensive geochemical analyses, and field investigations to answer important questions about how microorganisms function in the environment and how we can apply this information to large-scale processes.