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 compounds.
Professor, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Oregon State University
2082 Cordley Hall
Corvallis OR 97331-2902
Phone (541) 737-1294, Fax: (541) 737-3573
Email: arpd@bcc.orst.edu, Web: http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/faculty/arp

Anita Azarenko-
Professor, Department of Horticulture
4017 ALS

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-9877, Fax: (541) 737-3479
Email: Anita.Azarenko@oregonstate.edu
Web: www.oregonstate.edu/dept/hort/faculty/AnitaNewFormat.htm

John Baham- Reductive dissolution(and oxidation) of Fe- and Mn-oxide minerals in seasonally reduced soils.
Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science
Oregon State University, 3125 ALS
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-5741, Fax: (541) 737-5725
Email: john.baham@orst.edu, Web: www.css.orst.edu/people/faculty/BAHAM.HTM

P.J. 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.
Ph.D. project available: Population dynamics and physiological ecology of novel ammonia oxidizing bacteria in acidic coniferous forest soils
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Professor, Department of Microbiology
Oregon State University
Nash Hall 220
Corvallis OR 97331-3804

Phone: (541) 737-1844, Fax: (541) 737-0496
Email: Peter.Bottomley@orst.edu
Web: oregonstate.edu/dept/microbiology/faculty/bottomley/bottomley.html

Sherry 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.
Professor, Department of Geology
Portland State University
Room 17 Cramer Hall
1721 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97201
Phone (503) 725-3377, Fax: (503) 725-3025
Email: cadys@pdx.edu
, Web: cadylab.pdx.edu

Robert W. Collier- Marine Biogeochemistry: From cold seeps and hydrates to high temperature hydrothermal systems.
Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
104 Ocean Admin. Bldg.
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR 97331-5503
Phone: (541) 737-4367, Fax: (541) 737-2064
Email: rcollier@coas.oregonstate.edu
Web: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.search&searchtype=people&detail=1&id=388

Mark Dolan-
Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
220 Owen Hall (mailing address), 204A Merryfield (office)
Corvallis, OR 97331-2302
Phone: (541) 737-3862, Fax: (541) 737-3099
Email: mark.dolan@orst.edu
Web: ccee.orst.edu/people/faculty/enve/dolan.html

Roger Ely-
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
201 Gilmore Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3906
Phone: (541) 737-9409, Fax: (541) 737-2082
Email: ely@engr.orst.edu
Web: http://bioe.oregonstate.edu/Faculty/ely/index.htm

William Fish-
Professor, Environmental Science and Civil Engineering
P.O. Box 751, Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-4278, Fax: (503) 725-5950
Email: fishw@eas.pdx.edu, Web: www.ce.pdx.edu/~fishw


Martin R. Fisk- Marine geologist working with sea floor volcanoes and microbes in volcanic rocks. Potential projects in microbial colonization of the deep ocean floor and continental rocks. Comparison of rocks from Earth and other planetary bodies.
For more information: www.astrobio.net/news/article748.html
Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
104 Ocean Admin. Bldg.
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503
Phone: (541) 737-5208, Fax: (541) 737-2064
Email: mfisk@coas.oregonstate.edu
Web: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.search&searchtype=people&detail=1&id=539

Stephen Giovannoni- The Giovannoni lab uses molecular biology and microbial culturing to study microbial diversity in natural systems, including the oceans and deep ocean basalts.
Professor, Department of Microbiology
Oregon State University, 248 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97330-3804
Phone: (541) 737-1835, Fax: (541) 737-0496
Email: steve.giovannoni@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/faculty/giovannoni/giovannoni.html
Molecular and Cellular Biology web: http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/faculty/giovannoni

Jonathan D. Istok- Microbially-mediated reactions to reduce subsurface contamination of solvents, petroleum, toxic metals and radioactive elements.
Professor, Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
Ground Water Lab, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902
Phone: (541) 737-6838, Fax: (541) 737-3099
Email: jack.istok@orst.edu
Web: ccee.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty/enve/istok.html

Jim McManus-
Professor, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
104 Ocean Admin. Bldg
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-5503
Phone: (541) 737-2296, Fax: (541) 737-2064
Email:
jmcmanus@coas.oregonstate.edu
Web: wmkeck-icpms.coas.oregonstate.edu/people/jim/index.html

David 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.
Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science
3127 Agriculture and Life Sciences Building (ALS)
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-7306
Phone: (541) 737-5737, Fax: (541) 737-5725
Email: david.myrold@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty/MYROLD.HTM

Clare Reimers-
Professor of Chemical Oceanography
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences 104 Ocean Admin. Bldg.
Oregon State University (541) 737-2426 or

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, OR
Phone: (541) 867-0220, Fax (541) 737-2064
Email: creimers@coas.oregonstate.edu
Web: http://www.coas.oregonstate.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.search&searchtype=people&detail=1&id=780

Anna-Louise Reysenbach- Microbial ecologist with special interests in the ecology of terrestrial and deep-sea hydrothermal vents and the evolution of biogeochemical cycles.
Some possible areas for PhD projects:
Geobiology and gene expression of the Aquificales - both marine and terrestrial. Linkages between geochemistry and patterns of biodiversity at deep-sea and terrestrial hot springs. Effects of microbial colonization on the mineralogy and chemistry of hydrothermal deposits. Biofilm formation and mineral precipitation by thermophiles from deep-sea and terrestrial hydrothermal systems
Professor, Deptartment of Biology
Portland State University
1719 SW 10th Ave
Science Building 246
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-3864, Fax: (503) 725-8570
Email: reysenbacha@pdx.edu, Web: alrlab.pdx.edu

John S. Selker- Physics and biology of contaminant transport in unsaturated soils, with particular interest in the connection between biological growth and water movement.
Professor, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering
240 Gilmore Hall
College of Engineering
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-3906
Phone: (541) 737-6304, Fax: (541) 737-2082
Email: selkerj@engr.orst.edu
Web: http://bioe.oregonstate.edu/Faculty/selker/index.htm

Lewis Semprini- In-situ 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.
Professor, Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
220 Owen Hall (mailing address), 204C Merryfield (office)
Corvallis, OR 97331-2302
Phone: 541-737-6895, Fax: 541-737-3099
Email: lewis.semprini@oregonstate.edu
Web: ccee.orst.edu/people/faculty/enve/semprini.html

Ken Stedman-
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Science Bldg. 1, Rm. 502A, Portland State University
Phone: (503) 725-3253, Fax: (503) 725-8570
Email: stedmank@pdx.edu, Web: http://web.pdx.edu/~kstedman/

Dorthe Wildenschild-
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
220 Owen Hall (mailing address), 203A Merryfield (office)

Corvallis, OR 97331-2302
Phone: (541) 737-8050, Fax: (541) 737-3099
Email:
dorthe@engr.oregonstate.edu
Web: http://ccee.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty/enve/wilden.html

Brian Wood-
Assistnat Professor, Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University
220 Owen Hall (mailing address) 202 Merryfield (office)
Corvallis, OR 97331-2302
Phone: (541) 737-9249, Fax: (541) 737-3099
Email: Brian.Wood@orst.edu
Web: http://ccee.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty/enve/brianwood.html

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: rcolwell@coas.oregonstate.edu, 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: haggertr@geo.orst.edu, 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: aslamk@odin.pdx.edu, 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: markus.kleber@oregonstate.edu, Web:http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/people/faculty.php?ID=428 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: niles@pdx.edu, 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: hpritchard2@earthlink.net. 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.