Thermotolerant methane oxidation in hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin

Academic reportThermotolerant methane oxidation in hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin


Date2013.11.11, AM 930-1100


Location: Shuhua Hall, Life Sciences Building 


Reporter: Andreas P. Teske

 Dept. of Marine Sciences

3117 Venable/Murray Hall, CB #3300

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                         

           Chapel Hill, 27599 NC 




Research Interests


       -Microbiology of the deep subsurface ocean; Hydrothermal vent microbiology


       -Methane and sulfur cycling in the ocean


       -New molecular approaches to study diversity and function of microbial ecosystems






       Ph.D., Microbial Ecology, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, 1995


       Diploma (approximately equivalent to M.S.), Biochemistry, Hannover University, 1991




Professional experience


      Professor, Department of Marine Sciences; since 7/2007


      Faculty Member, Curriculum in Ecology and the Environment; since 2003


      Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences; 2002-2007


      Adjunct Scientist, Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole); 2000-present


      Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 2003 - 2005


      Assistant Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 1998-2002


      Postdoctoral researcher, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 1996-98


      Graduate student, Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology (Bremen, Germany); 1992-1995


      Fulbright Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 1991-1992


Professional Service (in addition to reviewing and panel service)


      Chief Specialty Editor for Extreme Microbiology in Frontiers in Microbiology (since June 2010)


      Editorial Board member for Geobiology; 2003-present


      Editorial Board member for FEMS Microbiology Ecology; 2007-present


      Editorial Board member for Applied and Environmental Microbiology; 2007-present


      Editorial Board member for The ISME Journal [International Society for Microbial Ecology];2007-present


      American Society for Microbiology Division N Chair (Microbial Ecology) July 2004-July 2005


      NSF Ridge 2000 Steering Committee (Dec. 2003 – Dec 2006)


      Organized and oversaw outfitting of R/V Joides Resolution laboratory for investigation of microbial life in the deep biosphere (funded by NSF and ODP).




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