Faculty

Division Head

Brad Tebo

Bradley Tebo
Division Head
503-346-3438

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

Faculty

Antonio Baptista

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

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

Margo Haygood
Faculty
503-346-3437

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

Richard Johnson

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 Moenne-Loccoz

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

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

Joseph Needoba
Faculty
503-346-3421

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

Tawnya Peterson

Tawnya Peterson
Faculty
503-346-3423

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

Holly Simon

Holly Simon
Faculty
503 346-3422

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

Paul Tratnyek

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

Karen Watanabe
Faculty
503-346-3433

Research areas: Developing computational models of biological systems.

James Whittaker

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

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.