Lab Members

 

Carmen I Burghelea

bcarmen@email.arizona.edu

Post. Doc.

 

 

Juliana Gil Loaiza

juligil@email.arizona.edu

M.S. Student

 

Research Project: Mine tailing revegetation
Personal Background: B.A. (2005), Industrial Microbiology, Pontifical Xaverian University, Colombia. Currently pursuing Ph.D., Soil, Water and Environmental Science, UA.

 

Linnea Herbertson

linneah@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student

 

Research Project: Mine tailing revegetation

 

David Edward Hogan

davidehogan@eamil.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student

 

Research Project: Metal complexation by biosurfactants

 

 

Viviana Llano

vivianallano@email.arizona.edu

Undergraduate

 

Research Project: Mine tailing revegetation

 

Julie Neilson

jneilson@email.arizona.edu

Lab. Manager, Associate Research Scientist

 

Research Projects: 1) Effect of Cd on production of rhamnolipid and the expression of rhamnolipid genes in Pseudomonas aeuroginosa, 2) Microbial Diversity in the Atacama Desert, Chile, and 3) Microbial diversity in Kartchner Caverns.
Personal Background: B.A. (1980), Biology, Middlebury College, Middleburg VT. M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (2012), Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona.

 

Alexis Valentin

valentin@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student

 

Research Project: 1) Nano-scale mechanisms of metalloid rhizostabilization in desert mine tailings. 2) Microbial Diversity in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
Personal Background: B.S. (2004), Environmental Technology. M.S. (2009), Microbiology and Bioremediation, University of Puerto Rico. Currently pursuing Ph.D., Soil, Water and Environmental Science, UA.

 

 

 

Former Members:
 

Marianyoly Ortiz

moo@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student

 

Research Project: Kartchner Caverns; habitat scale community structure and function in a carbonate cave.

Personal Background: B.S. (2007), Industrial Microbiology, University of Puerto Rico. Currently pursuing Ph.D., Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona. 

 

Andrea Byrne

Antje Legatzki

legatzki@email.arizona.edu

Post. Doc.

 

Research Project: Kartchner Caverns; habitat scale community structure and function in a carbonate cave.

Personal Background: B.S. (1995) and M.S. (1999), Biology, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.  Ph.D. (2003), Molecular Microbiology, Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Currently supported by a post doctoral appointment, University of Arizona. 

Aseneth Herrera

aherrera@email.arizona.edu

Post. Doc.

 

Research Project: Identification of genes involved in flavolipid biosynthesis  

Personal Background: B.S. (2000), Biochemical Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico de Durango. M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2008), Molecular Biology, CINVESTAV del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico.Currently supported by a post doctoral appointment, University of Arizona.

Karis Nelson

karisn@email.arizona.edu

M.S. Student

 

Research Project: Microbial community dynamics involved with the phytostabilization of mine tailings.  

Personal Background: B.S.(2009), Environmental Science and Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry, University of Arizona. Currently pursuing M.S. Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona. 

 

Fernando A. Solis Dominguez

fasolis@email.arizona.edu

Post. Doc.

 

Research Project: Screening and testing of potential plant growth promoting mycorrhizal fungi in order to phytostabilize mine tailings.

Personal Background: B.S. (1998), Biotechnology Engineering, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico. M.S. (2001), Edaphology and Soil Microbiology, Colegio de Postgrados, Mexico. Ph.D. (2007), Biotechnology, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico. Currently supported by a post doctoral appointment, University of Arizona.

 

Travis Borrillo-Hutter

borrillo@email.arizona.edu

Undergraduate

 

Research Project: Mine tailing revegetation

Personal Background: Undergraduate, Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona. University of Arizona.

 

Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang

linzhang@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student

 

Research Project: Structure analysis of rhamnolipids produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa using different carbon sources.

Personal Background: B.S. (2003) and M.S. (2006) in Environmental Science, Nakai University, China, Currently pursuing Ph.D., Soil, Water and Environmental Science, UA.

Debora Villegas

chappis@gmail.com

High School Student

 

Research Project: Flavolipid biosurfactants

Personal Background: Senior at San Miguel High School.