IGERT ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS
Note: Each PI below may have graduate student projects available which are not listed here. Please contact them directly for more information.
Daniel J. Arp- Investigations
at the molecular level of bacteria involved in oxidation of butane, ammonia,
and toluene with potential for bioremediation of chlorinated aliphatic
Reductive dissolution(and oxidation) of Fe- and Mn-oxide minerals in seasonally
Bottomley- Physiology and ecology
of bacteria that inhabit the surface and subsurface soil environment,
and especially those bacteria involved in the nitrogen cycle and biodegradation
of xenobiotic compounds.
L. Cady- Geomicrobiological processes
that lead to the formation and preservation of microbial biosignatures
in extreme envirnoments; electron microscope investigations of bacterial
and fossilization mechanisms; study of early Earth paleobiological repositories
and their modern analogs; life detection methods and technologies development;
astrobiological exploration of Mars and Europa.
W. Collier- Marine Biogeochemistry:
From cold seeps and hydrates to high temperature hydrothermal systems.
Giovannoni- The Giovannoni lab
uses molecular biology and microbial culturing to study microbial diversity
in natural systems, including the oceans and deep ocean basalts.
D. Istok- Microbially-mediated
reactions to reduce subsurface contamination of solvents, petroleum, toxic
metals and radioactive elements.
Douglas Myrold- Diversity, ecology,
and functioning of microorganisms in soil; particularly as they relate
to the cycling of N and C in soils of forest and agricultural ecosystems.
Reysenbach- Microbial ecologist
with special interests in the ecology of terrestrial and deep-sea hydrothermal
vents and the evolution of biogeochemical cycles.
S. Selker- Physics
and biology of contaminant transport in unsaturated soils, with particular
interest in the connection between biological growth and water movement.
bioremediation of subsurface of contamination with chlorinated solvents
/Director of the EPA's Western Region Hazardous Substance Research Center/Director
of the Subsurface Biosphere Center.
Potential IGERT Advisors:
Rick Colwell, Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, 519 Weniger, Oregon State University, Phone: (541) 737-5220, Fax: (541) 737-2064, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.search&searchtype=people&detail=1&id=754
Maria Dragila, Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science, 3135 Ag. Life Science Bldg., Oregon State University, Phone: (541) 737-5739, Fax: (541) 737-5725, Email: Maria.Dragila@oregonstate.edu, Web: http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty/dragila.htm
Roy Haggerty, Associate Professor, Geosciences Department, 260 Wilkinson, Oregon State University, Phone: (541) 737-1210, Email: email@example.com, Web: http://science.oregonstate.edu/~haggertr
Aslam Khalil, Professor of Physics, Science Bldg. 1, Rm. 410, Portland State University, Phone: (503) 725-8396, Fax: (503) 725-8550, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: http://www.physics.pdx.edu/~aslamk/aslamk. I have a new funded proposal dealing with the emissions of methane and nitrous oxide from rice fields. Both theoretical and experimental work is planned. We will be studying the effects of various environmental and systemic factors on the emissions of these important greenhouse gases. Within the context of these experiments, several Ph.D projects may be available.
Markus Kleber, Assistant Professor, Crop and Soil Science, ALS 3063,
Oregon State Universtiy, Phone: (541) 737-5718, Fax (541) 737-5725, Email:
Process-levels of interactions between mineral surfaces and soil organic
matter / soil microorganisms.
Niles Lehman, Professor of Chemistry, Science Bldg. 2, Rm. 540, Portland State University, Phone: (503) 725-8769, Fax (503) 725-9525, Email: email@example.com, Web: http://www.chem.pdx.edu/~niles/. Investigation of the role of divalent cations in RNA-directed catalysis and the origins of life. Studies aimed at correlating the inorganic chemistry of subsurface ecosystems with those of primitive Earth and primitive living systems.
Hap Pritchard, Adjunct Professor, Biology Department, Portland State
University, Phone: (503) 232-7631, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research interests and expertise in the areas of biodegradation, environmental
biotechnology, and environmental microbiology. Combining laboratory and
field research with risk assessment issues related to chemical contaminants
and their environmental fate and exposure
Andrew Rice, Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Portland
State University, 472 Science Building 2, Mailing address: 1719 SW 10th
Ave., Portland, OR 97201, Phone: 503-725-3095, Fax: 503-725-9525, Email:
arice "at" pdx.edu, Web: www.web.pdx.edu/~arice/
Atmospheric chemistry and isotope biogeochemistry: Using naturally occurring
isotope tracers to study biogeochemical cycles of trace gases with impacts
on chemistry and climate of the Earth's atmosphere.