Dr. Stephen Giovannoni,  Distinguished Professor

giovannoni Office 248 Nash Hall PEOPLE UNDERGRAD TRAINING
Phone 541-737-1835 PROJECTS        OUTREACH AND
Email steve.giovannoni@oregonstate.edu            DATA AND SOFTWARE CURRICULUM VITAE
Education       Ph.D., University of Oregon PATENTS  

Research Interests:  Ecology, evolution and systems biology of Pelagibacterales (SAR11) marine bacteria; new technologies for culturing bacteria; the marine carbon cycle.

Courses Taught:  MB 420/520 Microbial Genomics, Biogeochemistry and Diversity; MB 668 Microbial Bioinformatics and Genome Evolution

HIGH THROUGHPUT MICROBIAL CULTIVATION LAB (HTCL)Dr.  Stephen Giovannoni manages OSU's High Throughput Culturing Laboratory (HTCL), which pioneered automated methods for isolating microbes under environmentally realistic conditions.  The HTCL discovered many new microorganisms and now distributes cell cultures and DNA to researchers around the world.  The HTCL's focus on developing cell cultures as model systems is fostering deep exploration of the "dark matter" of microbial diversity - the microbes that shape global environments but have long defied controlled study in laboratory settings.

RESEARCH:  We study how biology interacts with the atmosphere and the oceans to change global patterns in the movement of carbon and other elements.  Our experiments begin at sea, but we carry this research into the laboratory, where we work with microbial cells and genome sequences to discover new cell types and new biochemical transformations of matter.  Our goals are to understand how these extraordinary cells evolved, how they function, and how planktonic ecosystems will change in response to ocean warming.



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