Juliette Rooney-Varga, Biological Sciences, Climate Change Initiative, Center for Complex Environmental Systems
ExpertiseEnvironmental Microbiology & Ecology, Climate Change
My research area is microbial ecology. We utilize molecular biology, in combination with cultivation and biogeochemical methods, to study environmentally significant microorganisms in situ. Our current research involves the analysis of microbial communities capable of anaerobic benzene degradation in petroleum-contaminated aquifers. In addition, we are studying microbial diversity and links between marine bacteria and toxic algae in the Gulf of Maine.
Educational BackgroundB.A., Biology, Colby College, 1991
M.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1994
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of New Hampshire, 1997