Present Affiliation

  • Professor of Microbiology, School of Molecular Biosciences, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA
    2017 - present

    Prior Affiliations

  • Professor & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland, WA, 2017-2018
  • Professor & Dean of Faculty, Division of Math & Natural Sciences, Queens College, CUNY, NY, 2015-2017
    __Co-Director, HSI-STEM project STEM Bridges Across Eastern Queens funded by the US DoED
  • Professor & Chair, Department of Biological Sciences: University of North Carolina-Charlotte, NC, 2011-2015
    __Director, PhD in Biology Program with Interdisciplinary Training: UNC-Charlotte, NC, 2011-2015
  • Assistant, Associate & Full Professor, Department of Biology: University of Louisville, KY, 1998-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology: University of Colorado-Denver, CO, 1995-98
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology: Utah State University, UT, 1991-95

    Education & Training

  • Faculty Research Associate, Department of Botany, University of Maryland-College Park, 1990-91
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Plant Physiology, University of Lund, Sweden, 1988
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Jena, 1987-88
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Hung. Acad. of Sciences, Biological Research Centre Szeged, 1986-87
  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Jena (1986)
  • M.S. Biophysics, University of Jena (1982)
  • B.S. Physics, University of Rostock (1980)

    Faculty Governance

  • Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Elected Member, University of Louisville, 2008-2011
  • Faculty Senator, elected at large (CAS), University of Louisville, 2006-2011

    Professional Activities
  • Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, USA, 2019
  • Ocean Carbon Chair, IME & State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL), Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 2014-Present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2010-Present
  • ASM Editorial Board, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 2003-2014; 2016- present
  • Editorial Board, Environmental Microbiology, 2011-2017
  • Co-editor, "Nitrification", ASM Press, 2009-10
  • Hosting Editor, Methods in Enzymology vols. 486, 496: "Research on nitrification and related processes", AP-Elsevier, 2010-11
  • Founder & Steering Committee Member, The Nitrification Network, 2006-Present
  • Officer & Councilor, ASM Div. R "Evol. & Genomic Microbiology", 2002-09

    Publications _ _ _ Google Scholar _ _ _ My ORCID

    Journal Reviewer: American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, Bioresource Technology, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Bioremediation Journal, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Canadian Journal of Biochemistry, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology Reports, Environmental Science and Technology, Eukaryotic Cell, FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Frontiers in Environmental Science, Frontiers in Genetics, Frontiers in Microbiology, Genome Research, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Marine Environmental Research, Methods in Enzymology, Microbial Ecology, Microbiology (UK), Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Microbiology, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Geoscience, PNAS, Science, Scientific Reports, The ISME Journal (NPG), Trends in Biotechnology.

    Grants Reviewer: US National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, Austrian Science Fund, Estonian Science Foundation, European Research Council, FONDECYT Chile, The Netherlands Genomics Initiative, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)