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Personnel Directory

Dr. James M. Tiedje, Director
540 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1325
517-353-9021 / 517-353-2917 (fax)

Technical Staff
  Maryam Thompson
  <mthompson8336@yahooo.com>
  517-353-2071x1+292

Sorted by Research interests
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Microbial Ecology and Physiology
Molecular Biology
Engineering
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Biochemistry
Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry
Mathematics and Computer Science

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Name | Address | Email | Web Site
(MSU campus unless otherwise noted)

Title | Department | Research Interest

Office | Lab | Fax
Area Codes = 517
unless otherwise noted

BREZNAK, John, Ph.D.
  6190 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  breznak@msu.edu

Professor
Microbiology

Research interest: Microbial diversity; Biochemistry of microbial symbioses; Microbial degradation of plant materials.

O - 355-6463x1607
L - 355-6463x1581
F - 353-8957

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CARDENAS, Erick, Ph.D.
  595 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  carden24@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje

Research Interest: Microbial community analysis, bioremediation, Burkholderia genomics.

O - 355-0271x1+282
L - 355-0271x1+292

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CHAI, Benli, Ph.D.
  2225A Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  chaibenl@msu.edu

Information Technologist and Curator
Ribosomal Database Project II

O - 353-3842
F - 353-8957

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CHAIN, Patrick, Ph.D.
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  chainpat@msu.edu

Visiting Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje

Research Interest: Microbial communities, diversity and interactions; molecular and genome evolution; applications of sequencing and other genomic technologies to microbial function and evolution

O - 355-0271x1+
L - 355-0271x1+

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COLE, Jim, Ph.D.
  2225A Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  colej@msu.edu

Director
Ribosomal Database Project II
Crop and Soil Sciences

Research Interest: Microbial informatics.

O - 353-3842
F - 353-8957

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(TSOI) COLE, Tamara, Ph.D.
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  tsoi@msu.edu

Senior Research Associate
Research Interest: Bioremediation, genomics.

O - 355-0271x1+281
L - 355-0271x1+292

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DAZZO, Frank, Ph.D.
  6174 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  dazzo@msu.edu

Professor
Microbiology and Crop and Soil Sciences

Research interest: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions, especially the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis; Adhesion; Root colonization; Microscopy of microbial communities in situ.

O - 355-6463x1600
L - 355-6463x1587
F - 353-8953

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DYBAS, Michael
  540 Plant and Soil Sciences
  dybas@egr.msu.edu

Adjunt Assistant Professor
Center for Microbial Ecology

Research interest:

O - 355-0271x1+101

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EICHORST, Stephanie
  6118 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  eichors3@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Schmidt

L - 355-6463x1581

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FISH, Jordan
  2225A Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  fishjord@msu.edu

Systems Programmer
Ribosomal Database Project II

O -353-3842

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GARRITY, George, Ph.D.
  6162 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  garrity@msu.edu

Professor
Microbiology
Former Editor-in-Chief, Bergey's Manual Trust

Research interest: Bacterial taxonomy and nomenclature; microbial diversity, microbial products and biodiversity.

O - 355-6463x1593
L - 355-6463x1588
F - 432-2458

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GILMOUR, Sarah, Ph.D.
  310 Plant Biology Bldg
  gilmour@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Thomashow

L - 353-3205

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GRABER, Joe
  256 Giltner Hall
  graberjo@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Breznak

L - 355-6467

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HAACK, Sheridan
  USGS/41 Giltner Hall
  skhaack@usgs.gov

Adjunct Scientist

O - 887-8909

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HASHSHAM, Syed, Ph.D.
  A126 Engineering Res Complex
  hashsham@egr.msu.edu

Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interest: Application of high throughput molecular techniques to environmental engineering problems, modeling of molecular data, microbial ecology, and bioremediation.

O - 355-8241
F - 355-0250

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HICKEY, Robert F., Ph.D.
  EFX Systems, Inc.,Suite 1011
  3900 Collins Road
  Lansing, MI 48910
  hickey@mbi.org

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering;
Head, Waste Treatment Technologies,
Michigan Biotechnology Institute

Research interest: Biological or couple biological and physico-chemical treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes; Development of process monitoring and control systems; Anaerobic treatment systems and biological fluidized bed reactors.

O - 336-4630x630
F - 337-4610

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HOWE, Adina (Chuang), Ph.D.
  howead@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje & Brown (C.Titus)

Research Interest: Metagenomics, biofuels, sustainability.

L - 355-0271x1283

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HUIZINGA, Kristin
  6193 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  huizing9@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Schmidt

L - 355-6463x1581

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ISAACS, Natasha
  41 Giltner Hall
  isaacsna@msu.edu

Technologist
(Marsh)

L - 432-3771

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JACKSON, Julius, Ph.D.
  6178 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  jhjacksn@msu.edu

Professor
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Research interest: Evolution of bacterial genes and the conserved order of gene arrangement on the chromosomes of bacteria; Evolution of pathways for bacterial detoxification of heavy metals.

O - 884-5398
L - 355-6463x1283
F - 353-8957

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JESUS, Ederson da C., Ph.D.
  visiting researcher
  ederson@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje

Research Interests: microbial ecology; metagenomics; plant-microbial interactions; microbial communities associated to biofuel crops.

L - 355-0271x1+293

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JOHNSON, Timothy
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  john2929@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Tiedje

Research Interests: Microbial ecology and pollutant degradation, molecular techniques, antibiotic resistance genes.

O - 355-0271x1+284
L - 355-0271x1+293

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KIM, Sang-Hoon, Ph.D.
  former visiting researcher
  kimsang8@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Marsh

L - 355-0271x1+292

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KLUG, Michael J., Ph.D.
  W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
  3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
  Hickory Corners, MI 49060
  klug@kbs.msu.edu

Professor Emeritus
Microbiology and Director, KBS

Research interest: Microbial diversity and function in soil communities; Microbial production of trace gases; Insect-microbial interactions.

O - 616-671-2341
L - 616-671-2329
F - 269-671-2351
On-campus: 100+
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LENSKI, Richard E., Ph.D.
  6177 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  lenski@msu.edu

Hannah Distinguished Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences, Microbiology and Zoology

Research interest: Evolutionary biology and population genetics; Coevolution of bacteria and their viruses and plasmids; Relationships between fitness and mechanisms of genetic change.

O - 355-6463x1603
L - 355-6463 x1585
F - 353-8957

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MARSH, Terence L. (Terry), Ph.D.
  6171 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences
  marsht@msu.edu

Associate Research Professor
Microbiology & Molecular Genetics

Research interest: Microbial community analysis; microbial communities of aquifers; evolutionary processes and adaptation of microbes to natural and artificial environments; bioremediation of heavy metals.

O - 884-5391
L - 432-3771
F - 353-8957

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MCGARRELL, Donna
  2225A Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  dmcgarre@msu.edu

Information Technologist
Ribosomal Database Project II

O - 353-3842
F - 353-8957

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MURRAY, Alison
  Desert Research Institute
  Reno, NV
  alison@dri.edu

Adjunct Scientist

O - 702-673-7361

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MUSARRAT, Javed, Ph.D.
  A119 Eng. Res. Complex
  musarrat@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Hashsham

O - 355-0228

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OLSEN, Gary, Ph.D.
  Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  Gary@phylo.life.uiuc.edu

Title
Microbiology

Research Interest:

O - 217-244-0616
F - 217-244-6697

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PARK, Joonhong, Ph.D.
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  parkj@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje

O - 355-0271x1+250
L - 355-0271x1+293

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PENTON, Ryan
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  pentonch@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Tiedje

O - 355-0271x1+282
L - 355-0271x1+292

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QUENSEN, John
  594 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  quensenj@msu.edu

Adjunct Scientist/Assistant Professor
Advisor: Boyd

O - 355-9284

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REDDY, C.A., Ph.D.
  6198 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  reddy@msu.edu

Professor
Microbiology

Research interest: Physiology and molecular biology of lignin biodegradation by wood-rotting fungi; Physiology and ecology of anaerobes; Veterinary bacteriology.

O - 355-6463x1612
L - 355-6463 x1579
F - 353-8767

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ROBERTSON, G. Philip, Ph.D.
  W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
  3700 E. Gull Lake Drive
  Hickory Corners, MI 49060
  robertson@kbs.msu.edu

Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences

Research interest: Ecosystem processes, especially nutrient cycling and landscape scale analysis; Tropical and agroecosystems; Trace gas emissions.

O - 269-671-2267
L - 269-671-2512
F - 269-671-2351
On-campus: 100+
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SCHMIDT, Thomas M., Ph.D.
  6180 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  tschmidt@msu.edu

Associate Professor
Microbiology

Research interest: Molecular approaches to microbial evolution and ecology; physiological basis for patterns of microbial distribution and population size.

O - 355-6463x1606
L - 355-6463x1580
F - 353-8957

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SLEIGHT, Sean
  6140 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  sleight3@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Lenski

L - 355-6463x1584

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SUL, Woo Jun
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  sulwoo@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Tiedje

O - 355-0271x1+284
L - 355-0271x1+293

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STEDTFELD, Robert
  595 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  stedtfel@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Hashsham

 

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STEVENSON, Bradley
  6191 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  steven77@msu.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Breznak

L - 355-6463x1608

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STREDWICK, Kristina
  6140 Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  hillesla@msu.edu

Graduate Student
Advisor: Lenski

L - 355-6463x1584

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THOMASHOW, Michael F., Ph.D.
  306 Plant Biology Bldg
  thomash6@msu.edu

Professor
Crop and Soil Sciences and Microbiology

Research interest: Environmental control of gene expression; Bdellovibrio development; Cold acclimation in plants and bacteria.

O - 355-2299
L - 353-3205
F - 353-5174

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THOMPSON, Maryam
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  mthompson8336@yahooo.com

Technologist
Tiedje Lab

O - 355-0271x1+282
L - 355-0271x1+283

 

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TIEDJE, James, Ph.D.
  540 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  tiedjej@msu.edu

Director
University Distinguished Professor
Microbiology and Crop and Soil Sciences

Research interest: Ecology, physiology, and biochemistry of pollutant biodegradation and denitrification; Molecular methods to study microbial communities.

O - 353-9021x1   
F  - 353-2917

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(TSOI) COLE, Tamara, Ph.D.
  545 Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg
  tsoi@msu.edu

Senior Research Associate

O - 355-0271x1+281
L - 355-0271x1+292

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URBANCE, John W., Ph.D.
  E-24a Holmes
  urbance@msu.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor
Lyman Briggs College

O - 355-7544

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WANG, Qiong
  
2225A Biomedical and
  Physical Sciences Bldg
  wangqion@msu.edu

Information Technologist
Ribosomal Database Project II

O - 353-3842
F - 353-8957

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WORDEN, R. Mark, Ph.D.
  2263 Engineering Bldg
  worden@che.msu.edu

Professor
Chemical Engineering

Research interest: Bioreactor engineering; Immobilized cell reaction kinetics; Modeling of biological processes.

O - 353-9015
L - 432-1003
F - 432-1105

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YAN, Tingfen, Ph.D.
  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  PO Box 2008 MS6038
  Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6038
  yant@ornl.gov

Postdoctoral Researcher
Advisor: Tiedje/Zhou

O - 865-576-2372
F - 865-576-8646

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ZHOU, Jizhong, Ph.D.
  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  PO Box 2008 MS6038
  Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6038
  zhouj@ornl.gov

Adjunct Scientist

O - 865-576-7544
F - 865-576-8646

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