The Faculty


Microbial evolution and ecology, biogeochemistry


2002, B.A. Biology, Dartmouth College
2008, Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Biology, MIT
California Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral, 12/11
Microbiology & Geobiology

BPHYS Student

Sean Gibbons, PhD

Selected publications

Paver SF, Newton RJ, Coleman ML. 2020. Microbial communities of the Laurentian Great Lakes reflect connectivity and local biogeochemistry. Environ Microbiol 22:433-446. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14862

Zimmerman AE, Howard-Varona C, Needham DM, John S, Worden AZ, Sullivan MB, Waldbauer JR, Coleman ML. 2020. Metabolic and biogeochemical consequences of viral infection in aquatic ecosystems. Nature Reviews Microbiology 18(1):21-34.

Waldbauer JR*, Coleman ML*, Rizzo AD, Campbell KL, Lotus JM, and Zhang LC. 2019. Nitrogen sourcing during viral infection of marine cyanobacteria. PNAS 116:15590-15595. (* contributed equally; corresponding authors)

Hentchel KL, Reyes Ruiz LM, Curtis PD, Fiebig A*, Coleman ML*, Crosson S*. 2019. Genome-scale fitness profile of Caulobacter crescentus grown in natural freshwater. ISME Journal 13:523-536. doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0295-6. (*corresponding authors)

Paver SF, Muratore D, Newton RJ, Coleman ML. 2018. Re-evaluating the salty divide: phylogenetic specificity of transitions between marine and freshwater systems. mSystems 3:e00232-18.