Past Members of the Spormann Laboratory


Svenja Lohner
Alumni
November, 2008 - September, 2013

- Heterologous expression and in vitro maturation of VcrA and other reductive dehalogenases

- Microbial electrosynthesis of hydrocarbons via autotrophic CO2 fixation

Alumni

Dagmar Woebken
Alumni
August, 2008 - December, 2011
Division of Microbial Ecology, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, University of Vienna
Group Leader

During my time as a postdoctoral fellow in the Spormann Lab I investigated the function of microorganisms in coastal microbial mats. My goal was to link the identity and function of microorganisms in these laminated cyanobacteria-dominated mats using molecular techniques such as nanoSIMS and metatranscriptomic studies.

Alumni

Tyrrell A. Nelson
Alumni
July, 2008 - July, 2011
University of California San Francisco, dept. of Pathology
Senior Research Associate

Microbial metabolic processes and interactions within human/animal hosts. High throughput NGS multiplexed metatranscriptomic and metagenomic assay development.

Alumni

Ian Marshall
Alumni
June, 2007 - September, 2012
Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, DK

Characterization of interspecies interactions in complex microbial ecosystems.

Alumni

Paul J. McMurdie II
Alumni
June, 2005 - December, 2010
Dept. Statistics, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholar

http://www.stanford.edu/~mcmurdie/

Genomic Adaptation for Organohalide Respiration of Vinyl Chloride and Other Priority Pollutants by the Anaerobic Bacterium Dehalococcoides.

 

Alumni

Carmen D. Cordova
Alumni
June, 2004 - July, 2010
Natural Resources Defense Council
Sustainable Livestock Science Fellow

Molecular basis of respiratory plasticity in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

Alumni

Jana Müller
Alumni
January, 2004 - December, 2010
Calysta Biosystems

Regulation of biofilm formation in two γ-proteobacteria: Shewanella oneidensis and Vibrio cholerae A1552

Alumni

Sebastian F. Behrens
Alumni
January, 2004 - October, 2008
University of Tübingen
Assistant Professor (akad. Rat)

Environmental microbiology/molecular microbial ecology. Linking environmental processes to the spatial-temporal distribution and metabolic activity of key functional groups of microorganisms. I follow an interdisciplinary approach that combines the disciplines biogeochemistry with microbiology and molecular biology to understand the basic microbial ecology principles driving the biogeochemical cycling of metals, metalloids, the biodegradation of organic contaminants, and greenhouse gas emissions from the molecular to the ecosystem scale.

Alumni

Galit Meshulam-Simon
Alumni
November, 2001 - September, 2006
Aurora Algae
Research Scientist
Alumni

Jochen Müller
Alumni
May, 2000 - March, 2003
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Senior Scientist

Microbes of environmental importance. The role of microbes involved in degradation of organic pollutants and in the global sulfur cycle through genomic, functional genomic, genetic, and biochemical approaches.

http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=19709

Alumni

Alison Cupples
Alumni
January, 1999 - December, 2003
Michigan State University
Associate Professor
Alumni

Harry Beller
Alumni
January, 1995 - December, 1998
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Joint BioEnergy Institute
Director of Biofuels Pathways (JBEI)
Alumni

Dale A. Pelletier
Alumni
Oakridge National Laboratory
Senior Research Scientist
Alumni

Edward Driggers
Alumni
Microbia
Alumni

Heenam Kim
Alumni
The Institute for Genome Research (TIGR)
Alumni

Hope A. Johnson
Alumni
Department of Biology, Cal State Fullerton
Assistant Professor
Alumni

Johannes Gescher
Alumni
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Professor

Dissimilatory iron reduction

Alumni

Josie Yu
Alumni
San Mateo County Workforce Development
Education Liaison
Alumni

Kai Thormann
Alumni
Max Planck Insitute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg
Assistant Professor
Alumni Blurb
Alumni

Lily Chao
Alumni
Amyris
Enzymologist

Cyclic di-GMP Signaling in Shewanella oneidensis

Alumni

Luke Burow
Alumni
IP Australia

Ecophysiology and metatranscriptomics of hydrogen producing microbial mats

Alumni

Plamena Entcheva-Dimitrov
Alumni
Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, CA
Research Scientist
Alumni

Renée Saville
Alumni
Calysta Biosystems

Dynamics and control of Shewanella oneidensis biofilms

Alumni

Shauna Rakshe
Alumni
Chemical Engineering

Cyclic di-GMP Signaling in Shewanella oneidensis

Alumni

Soni Shukla
Alumni
Geneweave Bioscience
Research Scientist
Alumni

Wing-On (Jacky) Ng
Alumni
Alumni

Laura Hug
Alumni
May, 2009 - August, 2009
University of California Berkeley
in the Banfield Lab

In collaboration with Joey McMurdie, creation of an unsupervised binning pipeline and visualization tool for metagenome sequence datasets.

Alumni

Frank Löffler
Alumni
March, 2009 - September, 2009
University of Tennessee / ORNL
Governors Chair Professor

Discovering ways to clean the environment, counter the damage humans do to ecosystems, and improve environmental health. How naturally occurring bacteria break down pollutants like chlorinated solvents, radioactive wastes, and greenhouse gases.

Alumni

Jonathan Göke
Alumni
May, 2007 - July, 2007
Genome Institute of Singapore

Masters Thesis on assembly of Dehalococcoides strain VS genome in collaboration with Joey McMurdie.
http://www.imprs-cbsc.mpg.de/stud2007/jonathan.shtml

Alumni