We work in Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

In the field, we work on finding systems that have the potential for microbes that do really interesting and potentially useful things. We study their environment and then try to culture them in the lab to see if they do what we thing they do!

In the lab, we focus on trying to understand how microbes eat and breathe and mixing a range of traditional and novel approaches to understanding the who, what, when, where and why’s of the microbes physiology.

 Astrobiology, Bioremediation, Ecology in Microbes, Electromicrobiology, Environmental Microbiology, and Geomicrobiology