OHSU

Faculty

Division Head

Bradley Tebo
Division Head
503-346-3438

Research areas: Geomicrobiology and microbial biogeochemistry of metal-microbe-mineral interactions; marine microbiology and biotechnology; bioremediation.  


Faculty

António Baptista
Faculty
503-346-3418

Research areas: Integrated understanding and prediction of hydrodynamic and environmental processes in estuaries and coasts. Development of associated concepts and technologies: environmental observation and forecasting systems, numerical methods and models, physically-based ecological indicators.


Ninian Blackburn
Faculty
503-346-3428

Research areas: Structure and function of oxidase and oxygenase metalloenzymes; spectroscopy of metal sites in proteins with emphasis on EPR, EXAFS, absorption edge, and FTIR spectroscopies; coordination chemistry and biochemistry of copper. Biochemistry of metal trafficking in cells.


Margo Haygood
Faculty
503-346-3437

Research areas: Environmental microbiology; bacterial physiology; bacterial evolution, marine biotechnology.


Richard Johnson
Faculty
503-346-3432

Research areas: Physical and chemical behavior of organic contaminants in the air, soil, and water; analytical organic chemistry; groundwater transport, fate, and modeling of contaminants in porous and fractured porous media.


Pierre Moënne-Loccoz
Faculty
503-346-3429

Research areas: Structure-function relationships within proteins. Metalloenzymes and hemoproteins. Spectroscopic studies of enzymatic active sites, cofactors, and metal clusters. Reaction intermediates within catalysis. Nitric oxide in bioinorganic chemist.


Michiko Nakano
Faculty
503-346-3430

Research areas: Anaerobiosis of Bacillus subtilis; oxygen-controlled gene regulation; two-component signal transduction system; transcriptional activation; nitrate/nitrite reductases; flavohemoglobin; anaerobic electron transport; nitric oxide signaling.


Joseph Needoba
Faculty
503-346-3421

Research areas: Marine biogeochemistry; in situ sensors and instruments; phytoplankton ecology and physiology; stable isotope ecology.


Tawnya Peterson
Faculty
503-346-3423

Research areas: Biological oceanography; ecology and physiology of phytoplankton; harmful algal blooms; ocean observatories


Holly Simon
Faculty
503 346-3422

Research areas: Microbial ecology; environmental genomics and gene sensing technologies; bioremediation.


Tratnyek, Paul
Faculty
503-346-3422

Research areas: Pathways, kinetics, mechanisms, and other fundamental, molecular aspects of environmental oxidation-reduction reactions. Applications to remediation of contaminated groundwater, treatment of waste and drinking water, risk assessment of emerging contaminants.


Karen Watanabe
Faculty
503-346-3433

Research areas: Developing computational models of biological systems.


James Whittaker
Faculty
503-346-3436

Research areas: Electronic structures and dynamics of metalloenzyme active sites; spectroscopic and computational approaches to biomolecular structure; metalloenzyme mechanisms; enzyme engineering; biology of metal ions.


Peter Zuber
Faculty
503-346-3424

Research areas: Regulation of prokaryotic gene expression and development in response to stress; signal transduction; regulation and mechanism of peptide antibiotic biosynthesis; regulation of genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis.