Directory of Microbiologists Interested in Halophiles

Bob Simon simon at
Mon Aug 7 10:20:56 EST 1995

Directory of Microbiologists Interested in Halophiles and Halophilic 

August 7, 1995

I just returned from two months in the central Negev highlands of Israel 
where I was isolating terrestrial halophiles from desert halophytes, so 
please excuse the delay in the most recent edition of the Halophile 

This list is posted approximately once every two months as a service to 
the community of microbiologists.  It is intended as an aid to 
communication, and any errors found here probably result from the fact 
that I type with two fingers.  Corrections sent to me will be 
incorporated into the next list.  To be added to the list please send me 
an E-mail message containing the information included below. 

Please note that some of the current listings are incomplete.  If anyone 
wishes to update or add to the information (such as an appropriate page 
on the World Wide Web [WWW]) please send me the corrections by E-mail.

Finally, I have spent a good part of this summer working on a Halophile 
site for the WWW and plan to post this directory as well as links to 
other useful information.  If anyone has ideas of the types of materials 
that would be of value, please let me know.

Bob Simon
simon at


Abbanat, Darren
E-Mail: darren_abbanat_at_usprmg41 at
Microbiology and Automated technology
Lederle Laboratories
Building 205, Room 206
Pearl River, NY 10965  USA
Phone:			FAX:	

Bailey, David G.
E-Mail: dbailey at
Hides, Lipids and Wool Research Unit
Eastern Regional Research Center
600 East MermaidLane
Philadelphia, PA 19118  USA
Phone:	215-233-6486		FAX:	215-233-6795
Interests: The impact of halophilic bacteria on brine cured hides and 
skin - the effect on leather quality

Bernan, Valerie S.
E-Mail: Valerie_Bernan at
Microbiology and Automated technology
American Cyanamid Co., Lederle Labs
401 N. Middletown Road
Pearl River, NY 10965  USA
Phone:	914-732-2391		FAX:	914-732-5687
Interests: Isolation, taxonomy, and production of bioactive compounds 
from marine bacteria

Boone, David R.
E-Mail: boone at
Environmental Microbiology
Oregon Graduate Institute
P.O. Box 91000
Portland, OR 97291-1000  USA
Phone:			FAX:	

Daniels, Charles J.
E-Mail: daniels.7 at
The Ohio State University
484 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210  USA
Phone:	614-292-4599		FAX:	614-292-8120
Interests: Halobacteria, Archaea, Transcription, and RNA Processing

DasSarma, Shil
E-Mail: sds at
203 Morrill Science Center IV-N
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-5720  USA
Phone:	413-545-2581		FAX:	413-545-1578
Interests: Halophiles, archebacteria, gas vesicles, Z-DNA

De Philippis, Roberto
E-Mail: dephilippis at
Food and Microbiological Sciences and Technologies
Universiti degli Studi di Firenze
Piazzale delle Cascine 27
Firenze,  I-50144  Italy
Phone:	+39 55 352051		FAX:	+39 55 330431
Interests: Isolation from marine and hypersaline habitats of 
polysaccharide producing cyanobacteria.  Bacterial physiology the 
characteristics of polysaccharides.  Potential of these microorganisms 
for bioremediation of heavy-metal containing waste waters.

Dworatzek, Sandra
E-Mail: sandra.duncan at
Site Remediation Division, Wastewater Technology Center
P.O. Box 5068
867 Lakeshore Rd.
Burlington, Ontario L7R 4L7  CA
Phone:	905-336-4426		FAX:	905-336-8913
Interests: Environmental microbiology, bioremediation of contaminated 
sites, environmental biotechnology

Dyall-Smith, Mike
E-Mail: mikeds at
Department of Microbiology
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052  Australia
Phone:	+613-344-5693		FAX:	+613-347-1540
Interests: Halobacterial genetics, including phages, transposons, 
expression vectors, etc.

Eguchi, Silvia Yuko
E-Mail: silvia at ftpt.r
Colecao de Culturas Tropical Fundacao Tropical de Resquisas e Tecnologia 
Andre Tosello
R. Latino Coelho, 1301
PO Box 1899
Campinas, San Paulo 13087-010  Brazil
Phone:	55(192)42-7022		FAX:	55(192)42-7827
Interests: Isolation and/or detection of halophiles in foods and 
industrial products. Biodeterioration and biodegradation of products of 
halophiles. Identification and taxonomy of microorganisms. Novel strains 
to be added to the archive of the CTT

Fagerbakke, Kjell Magne
E-Mail: kjell.fagerbakke at
Institute of Microbiology
University of Bergen
Jahnebakken 5
Bergen,  N-5020  Norway
Phone:	47-5521 2685		FAX:	47-5532 3962

Gemmell, Renia
E-Mail: rxg at
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Leicester
P.O. Box 138
Leicester,  LE1 9HN  UK
Phone:	0116-2-522949		FAX:	0116-2-525030
Interests: Isolation and characterization of halophilic bacteria from 
ancient salt deposites. Systematics of halobacteria, particularly 
phylogeny based on 16 S rRNA sequences

Godfrey, Susan
E-Mail: ssg1 at
Biological Sciences
118 Calpp Hall, 5th and Ruskin Avenues
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260  USA
Phone:	412-624-4254		FAX:	412-624-4759
Interests: Microbiology education, gyrases in archea, DNA sequence-based 
phylogenies, bacteriophages, life in extreme environments

Graff, Matthias
E-Mail: m.graff at
Institut fuer Mikrobiologie der Technischen Universitaet
Spielmannstrasse 7, D-38106 Braunschweig
Postfach 33 29, D-38023 Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Niedersachsen   Deutschland
Phone:	+49-531-391-5819, -5804		FAX:	+49-531-391-5854
Interests: Halophiles in subsurafce, e.g. oil reservoirs, halophilic SRB

Grant, Willliam
E-Mail: wdg1 at
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Leicester
P.O. Box 138
Leicester,  LE1 9HN  UK
Phone:	0116-2-522948		FAX:	0116-2-525030
Interests: Halophile ecology and systematics, particularly of 

Hugh-Jones, Martin
E-Mail: mehj2020 at
WHO Center for reference and Training in Remote Sensing and GIS for 
Veternary Public Health
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Phone:			FAX:	
Interests: Water Vibrios

Jablonski, Peter E.
E-Mail: pjablonski at
Biological Sciences
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115-2861  USA
Phone:	815-753-3799		FAX:	815-753-0461
Interests: Metabolism of haloalkaliphiles; Use of haloalkaliphiles in 
bioremediation of high salt containing waste streams

Jensen, Paul R.
E-Mail: pjensen at
Marine Research Division
Scripts Institution of Oceanography
Mail Code 0236
La Jolla, CA   USA
Phone:	619-534-7322		FAX:	619-558-3702
Interests: Secondary metabolites from marine bacteria, microbial 
distributions, microbial chemical ecology

Kristoff, Steve
E-Mail: skristof at
Department of Biology
Thomas More College
Crestview Hills, KY 41017  USA
Phone:	606-344-3372		FAX:	606-344-3345
Interests: Microbiology education, microbial ecology, UV resistance

Kudryashova, Catherine
E-Mail: VAIN at
Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms
Russian Academy of Sciences
Pushchino, Moscow region,  142292  Russia
Phone:			FAX:	095-923-3602
Interests: Isolation and study of new halophiles, the maintainance of 
halophilic archebacteria in collection

Litchfield, Carol D.
E-Mail: clitchfi at
Department of Biology
George Mason University
MS 3E1
Fairfax, Virginia 22030  USA
Phone:	703-993-4402		FAX:	703-993-1046
Interests: Halophilic bacteria - distribution, ecology, biochemistry & 
physiology. Especially interested inaromatic pathways for bioremediation 
of hazardous materials

Oren, Aharon
E-Mail: orena at
Division of Molecular and Microbial Ecology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Givat Ram
Jerusalem,  91904  Israel
Phone:	972-2-584951		FAX:	972-2-528008
Interests: Ecology and physiology of halophilic microorganisms

Oriel, Patrick
E-Mail: 23142mgr at
Giltner Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48640  USA
Phone:			FAX:	517-353-8957
Interests: Biochemistry and genetics of aromatic pathways in halophiles, 
Haloferax, Halomonas

Padan, Etana
E-Mail: etana at
Molecular Microbial Ecology
nstitute of Life Sciences
Hebrew University
Jerusalem,  91904  Israel
Phone:	972-2-585094		FAX:	972-2-634625
Interests: Molecular biology of adaptation to salt

Patel, B.
E-Mail: sctpatel at
Griffith University
Phone:			FAX:	

Peyton, Brent M.
E-Mail: bm_peyton at
Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories
Mail Stop P7-41, Battelle Boulevard
Richland, WA 99352  USA
Phone:	509-376-0537		FAX:	509-376-1867
Interests: Halophiles that perform dissimilatory nitrate or sulfate 
reduction, and the potential application to bioremediation

Pillay, Bala
E-Mail: bpillay at
University of Durban-Westville
P/Bag X54001
Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4000  South Africa
Phone:	031-8202404		FAX:	031-8202809
Interests: Genetics of Halobacteria

Romine, Margaret
E-Mail: mf_romine at
Environmental Microbiology
Battelle Pacific Northwest Lab
PO Box 999, MS K4-06
Richland, WA 99352  USA
Phone:	509-375-6427		FAX:	509-375-6666
Interests: Isolation and/or detection (by PCR of 16s RNA) of halophiles 
from ancient salt deposits and inclusion fluids.  Also use of halophiles 
in bioremediation of high salt containing waste streams.

Schreier, Harold J.
E-Mail: schreier at
Center of Marine Biotechnology
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
600 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21202  USA
Phone:	410-783-4808		FAX:	410-783-4806
Interests: My lab studies the regulation of gene expression in the 
hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosis and the use of halophiles 
as a heterologous system for exploring gene expression.

Shand, Richard F.
E-Mail: shand at
Biological Sciences
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5640
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5640  USA
Phone:	602-523-9970		FAX:	602-523-7500
Interests: Regulation of gene expression using the bacterio-opsin gene 
cluster and halocins as models; the molecular basis of halophilism; 
secretion of halophilic proteins; bioremediation using extreme halophiles

Simon, Robert
E-Mail: simon at
Department of Biology
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454  USA
Phone:	716-245-5279		FAX:	716-245-5007
Interests: Fluctuating halophilic environments

Upasani, Vivek N.
E-Mail: upalc at
Department of Microbiology
M.G. Science Institute
Ahamedabad, Guj. 380009  India
Phone:	91-79-44872		FAX:	91-79-427715

Vreeland, Russel
E-Mail: rvreeland at
Phone:			FAX:	

Wilson, J. Jeffrey
E-Mail: jjwilson at
Microbial Answers Inc.
712 - 120th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2J 2K4  Canada
Phone:	403-278-1901		FAX:	403-278-1901
Interests: Bioremediation of brine and crude oil contaminated soils.  
Finding halophilic or halotolerant bacteria with hydrocarbon-degrading 

Woods, Wayne
E-Mail: wgwoods at
Department of Microbiology
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052  Australia
Phone:	+61-3-344-5711		FAX:	+61-3-347-1540
Interests: Molecular biology and evolution of halobacteria and other 
archea.  Transposons in halobacteria

Youderian, Phil
E-Mail: pay at
Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-3052  USA
Phone:	208-885-0571		FAX:	208-885-6518
Interests: Genetics and metabolism of haloalkalinophiles; use in 

Zaccai, Joe
E-Mail: zaccai at
Grenoble,    France
Phone:	(33)		FAX:	(33)

Zeiler, Kathryn G.
E-Mail: zeilerk at
Applied Biological Sciences Branch
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401  USA
Phone:	303-384-6191		FAX:	303-384-6211
Interests: Halophlic microalgae capable of productive growth under high 
CO2 tension and also high lipid production

Zvyagil'skaya, Renata R.
E-Mail: inbio at
Laboratory of Biological Oxidation
A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Leninsky Prospect 33
Moscow,  117071  Russia
Phone:	007-095-954-4088		FAX:	007-095-954-2732
Interests: Energy metabolism of microorganisms, especially yeasts, at 
cellular and mitochondrial levels

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