John E. Aston, Ph.D.
His research interests include the use of extremophilic microorganisms for the biotransformation of organic contaminants, immobilization of metals, and the production of value-added products. He is also interested in using metabolic modeling as a tool to better predict material and energy flows in microbial systems.
Joni M. Barnes M.S.
Her expertise includes the isolation and cultivation of microbes, biodegradation of environmental contaminants and instrumental analysis, including chromatography, spectroscopy, and light and laser confocal microscopy. Her work has included the investigation of microbial degradation of chlorinated solvents, studies of microbially catalyzed metal reduction, development of biological sensors and biological production of hydrogen.
Dayna L. Daubaras, Ph.D.
Her areas of expertise are biotransformations of pharmaceutical drug intermediates and biochemical assay development for antimicrobial drug discovery. Present research activities involve characterization of enzymes derived from extremophilic microorganisms.
Yoshiko Fujita, Ph.D.
Her primary research focus is biogeochemistry in subsurface environments, in particular the coupling between biological, chemical and physical processes, and impacts of such coupling on contaminant fate and transport. Other interests including characterization of microbial activity and the identification of metabolic products and intermediates.