Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology

2013-14 General Catalog

430 Physical Sciences Building
Telephone (831) 459-4719
FAX (831) 459-3524

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests

Victoria Auerbuch Stone, Assistant Professor
Interactions between the pathogen Yersinia pseudotuberculosis and the innate immune system

Manel Camps, Assistant Professor
Molecular mechanisms of chemotherapeutic agent action and resistance

A. Russell Flegal, Professor
Anthropogenic perturbations of biogeochemical cycles, applications of isotopic tracers in anthropology and archaeology

Karen Ottemann, Professor
Environmental responses of pathogenic bacteria

Chad Saltikov, Associate Professor
Microbial that influence the biotransformation of pollutants in the environment

Donald R. Smith, Professor
Neurotoxicity, cellular and organismal responses to environmental toxins

Fitnat Yildiz, Professor
Microbiology, molecular genetics, functional genomics, signal transduction, biofilm formation

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Affiliated Faculty Who Sponsor METX Students

Roberto Bogomolni (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Biophysical chemistry, photobiology, light energy conversion and signal transduction in biological systems

Adina Paytan, Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Sciences
Biogeochemistry, paleoceanography, environmental and aquatic chemistry

Jonathan Zehr (Ocean Sciences)
Aquatic microbial ecology, biological oceanography

Myra Findlestein (METX Adjunct Professor)
Human impacts to wildlife with an emphasis on contaminant-induced effects

Lynn Rothschild (METX Adjunct Professor)
Astrobiology research at NASA Ames

Ron Oremland (METX Adjunct Professor)
Microbial metabolism of reduced gases and of toxic elements

Additioncal Oceanographal Affiliated Faculty

Environmental Toxicology

Kenneth W. Bruland (Ocean Sciences)
Biogeochemistry of trace metals

Don Croll (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Foraging ecology of marine sea birds and mammals, island conservation/ecology

Andrew Fisher (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Hydrology, crustal studies, heat flow modeling

Raphael Kudela (Ocean Sciences)
Ecological modeling and remote sensing, satellite oceanography, phytoplankton ecology and harmful algal blooms

Matthew McCarthy (Ocean Sciences)
Organic geochemistry, marine organic geochemistry, global biogeochemical cycles

Peter T. Raimondi (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Applied marine ecology

Cellular Toxicology

Lindsay Hinck (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Breast development and cancer, cell biology, and development

Ted Holman (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Bioinorganics and biological chemistry

Pradip K. Mascharak (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Bioinorganic chemistry, design of antitumor drugs, modeling of active sites of metalloenzymes, design of catalysts for hydrocarbon oxidation, studies on intermediates in non-heme oxygenase chemistry, design of NO-donors for photodynamic therapy

Glenn Millhauser (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Electron spin resonance; nuclear magnetic resonance, melanocortin receptor signaling, agouti proteins, prions, peptide synthesis

Martha Zuniga (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology Biology)
Molecular, cellular, and developmental biology of the immune system


Grant Hartzog (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Biochemistry, genetics, chromatin and transcriptional regulation

Douglas R. Kellogg (Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology)
Coordination of cell growth and cell division

Roger Linington (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Marine Natural Products, Drugs for Neglected Diseases, Chemical Biology, Chemical Probes

Todd Lowe (Biomolecular Engineering)
Experimental and computational genomics, ncRNA gene finders, and high-throughput RNA sequencing to study the biology of extremophile archaea and bacteria

Nader Pourmand (Biomolecular Engineering)
Development of new tools and technologies that integrate biology, electronics, and nanofabrication for the detection and study of genes and proteins

Joshua Stuart (Biomolecular Engineering)
Computational genomics

Revised: 09/01/13