Directory of Microbiologists Interested in Halophiles and Halophilic Environments

Bob Simon simon at uno.cc.geneseo.edu
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Directory of Microbiologists Interested in Halophiles and Halophilic Environments

Last Updated: June 14, 1996
Bob Simon: simon at uno.cc.geneseo.edu

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

Arahal, David R
E-mail: darahal at cica.es
Dpto Microbiologia y Parasitologia
Facultad de Farmacia
c/ Prof. Garcia Gonzalez s/n
Sevilla, 41012
Telephone: 34-5-455-6768, 34-5-455-6763 	FAX: 34-5-462-8162
Interests: Halophile taxonomy. Ecology of the Dead Sea.

Bailey, David G.
E-Mail: dbailey at arserrc.gov
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

Battenberg, Steffen
E-Mail:s.battenberg at tu-bs.de
WWW Home Page:
Institut f. Mikrobiologie
Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Spielmannstrasse 7
Phone: 049-0531-391-5808	FAX: 049-0531-391-5854
Interests: Halophiles and other Extremophiles, Methanogens, Sewage Sludge, Anaerobic 

Bernan, Valerie S.
E-Mail: Valerie_Bernan at Internetmail.pr.cyanamid.com
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 

Bloch, David
E-Mail: mblsalt at ibm.net
E-Mail: mblsalt at netmedia.net.il
History of Salt Research
MBL Separation Engineering
198 Ben Yehuda Str
Israel 63472
Telephone: 97235464578
Telephone: 97250208703		FAX: 97235464569
Interests: History of Salt, Dunaliella, Petrochemicals

Boone, David R.
E-Mail: boone at ese.ogi.edu
WWW Home Page: http://www.ese.ogi.edu/ese_docs/boone.html
Environmental Microbiology
Oregon Graduate Institute
P.O. Box 91000
Portland, OR 97291-1000 USA
Phone: 503-690-1146          FAX: 503-690-1273
Interests: Alkaliphilic and halophilic methanogens, ecology, energetics,phylogeny

Bowman, John Phillip
E-Mail: john.bowman at antcrc.utas.edu.au
WWW Home Page: http://www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/antcrc.html
Cooperative Research Center for Antarctic Research
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay, Hobart
Tasmania 7005
Phone: +61 002 20 2776 or +61 002 20 2974  FAX=+61 02 20 2642
Interests Sea ice and Meromictic lakes biodiversity: The current major area of Antarctic 
biological research is sea ice ecology. I am exploring sea ice biodiversity. Most sea 
ice bacteria are halophilic and psychrophilic. Analyses included standard systematic 
approaches and analysis via 16S rRNA cloning libraries.

Brandt, Kristian, K.
E-mail: kkb at bio.aau.dk
Institute of Biological Sciences
Departement of Microbial Ecology
University of Aarhus
Ny Munkegade, Building 540
8000 Aarhus C - DK
Phone: (++45) 8942-3241
Interests: Ecology and physiology of anaerobic halophiles (especially sulfate reducing 
bacteria) from aquatic environments

Daniels, Charles J.
E-Mail: daniels.7 at osu.edu
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 rna.micro.umass.edu
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 csma.fi.cnr.it
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.

Duerr, Frederick G.
E-mail:fduerr at bmi.net
Chem-Eco, Inc.
1016 South Main Street
Milton-Freewater, OR
Phone: 541-938-3306	FAX: 541-938-0624
Interests: Estuaries, saline lakes, and preserved foods as environments. And, of course, 
the organisms living there.

Dworatzek, Sandra
E-Mail: sandra.duncan at cciw.ca
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 ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
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, 

Dym, Orly
E-Mail: orly at hodgkin.mbi.ucla.edu
WWW Home Page: http://www.doe-mbi.ucla.edu/people/orly/orly.html
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
201 Molecular Biology Institute
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA   90095-1570
Phone: 310-825-1402, 310-206-3642	FAX: 310-206-3914
Interests: Understanding the factors stabilizing Halophilic proteins in particular 
Malate dehydrogenase from Archaebacteria. Recently the 3D structure of the first
Halophilic enzyme,malate dehydrogenase (hMDH) has been solved (Science Vol 267 pp 
1344-1346 (1995). Comparison of the structures of some thermophilic proteins to that of 
hMDH have shown that they share similar stabilizing factors, in particular large amount 
of salt bridges.

Eguchi, Silvia Yuko
E-Mail: silvia at ftpt.br
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 im.uib.no
WWW Home Page: http://www.uib.no/im/kjemag/index.htm
Institute of Microbiology
University of Bergen
Jahnebakken 5
Bergen, N-5020 Norway
Phone: 47-5521 2685	FAX: 47-5532 3962

Faguy, David M.
E-Mail: david.faguy at qmgate.arc.nasa.gov
Exobiology Branch
NASA Ames Research Center
MS 239-4
Moffett Field, CA
Phone: 415-604-6052	FAX:415-604-1088
Interests: The physiology of halophilic and other archaea - especially energy 
transducing systems.

Freeborn, Betty W.
E-Mail: freeborn at proton.chem.yale.edu
E-Mail: freeborn at neutron.chem.yale.edu
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
225 Prospect St.
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Telephone: (203)432-5208  FAX:(203)432-6144
Interests: Halophilic ribosomes

Gemmell, Renia
E-Mail: rxg at le.ac.uk
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 

Godfrey, Susan
E-Mail: ssg1 at axpvms.cis.pitt.edu
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 tu-bs.de
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 le.ac.uk
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 Halobacteria

Gupta, Ramesh
E-Mail: rgupta at som.siu.edu
Medical Biochemistry
Mailcode 4413
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL  62901-6466  USA
Phone: 618-453-6466          FAX: 618-453-6440
Interests: Halophiles, Archaea, Transcription, RNA Processing

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

Ihara, Kunio
E-Mail: Kihara at bio.nagoya-u.ac.jp
E-Mail: i45031a at nucc.cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp
Nagoya University
Chikusa-ku, Furo-chyo
Telephone: 81-52-789-2970
Telephone: 81-52-789-2947    FAX:81-52-789-2968
Interests: Bioenergetics of halophilic archaea: ATP synthase and bacterial rhodopsins.  
Classification of halophilic archaea Old halophiles in salt mine

Ingvorsen, Kjeld
E-mail:   kjeld at pop.bio.aau.dk
Institute of Biological Sciences
Department of Microbial Ecology
University of Aarhus
Ny Munkegade, Building 540
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone:  (+45) 8942-3245           Fax:  (+45) 8612- 7191
Interests: Ecology and physiology of halophilic procaryotes

Jablonski, Peter E.
E-Mail: pjablonski at niu.edu
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

Jain, Mahendra K.
E-mail: jain at mbi.org.us
Director, Applied Biocatalysis
Michigan Biotechnology Institute
P.O. Box 27609
3900 Collins Road
Lansing, MI. 48864, U.S.A.
Telephone:  (517) 336-4626		FAX:(517) 337-2122
Research Interest in Halophiles:  Isolation and screening of halophilic bacteria for 
novel fermentation products, bioactive compounds, and unique enzymes.  Also interested 
in their growth, maintenance and preservation

Jensen, Paul R.
E-Mail: pjensen at ucsd.edu
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 

Jolley, Keith A
E-mail:  bspkj at bath.ac.uk
WWW Home Page: http://www.bath.ac.uk/~bspkj/home.html
Department of Biology and Biochemistry
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath, Avon
United Kingdom
Telephone:(44) 1225-826826 ext 5134		FAX:(44) 1225-826449
Interests: Structural features of proteins that confer halophilicity. Currently working 
on dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase from Haloferax volcanii.

Konishi, Tetsuya
E-Mail: konishi at niigata-pharm.ac.jp
Niigata College of Pharmacy
Kamishin-ei, 5-13-2
Telephone: 025-268-1242
Telephone: 025-268-1245  FAX: 0255-268-1245
Interests: Molecular adaptation to extreme environment.

Kristoff, Steve
E-Mail: skristof at tso.cin.ix.net
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 ibpm.serpukhov.su
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

Kushner, Donn J
E-Mail:  kushner at botany.utoronto.ca
Department of Botany
University of Toronto
25 Willcocks St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada   M5S 3B2
Telephone: (416) 978-7141
Telephone: (416) 538-0173		FAX: (416) 978-5878
Interests: Physiology, especially of halophilic eubacteria. Salt responses and salt 
tolerance. Transport regulation. Responses to heavy metals

Landon-Arnold, Susan E.
E-Mail: landons at wolf.northern.edu
Math & Natural Sciences
Northern State University
Aberdeen, South Dakota   57401
Telephone:  605/626-2352		FAX number: 605/626/3022
Petroleum degradation by marine organisms. Bioluminescent marine bacteria

Litchfield, Carol D.
E-Mail: clitchfi at wpgate.gmu.edu
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 and physiology. Especially interested in aromatic
pathways for bioremediation of hazardous materials

Mormile, Melanie R.
E-mail address: MR_Mormile at ccmail.pnl.gov
Battelle, PNNL
Battelle Boulevard
MS P7-41
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA  99352
Telephone:  509-376-4790	FAX number:  509-376-1867
Interests:  The isolation and characterization of anaerobic halophilic bacteria, 
biodegradation under anaerobic conditions.

Nall, Letitia M.
E-Mail: lmn4 at po.cwru.edu
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio
Telephone: 216-681-3210
Telephone: 216-790-6507

Noyuki, Murakami
E-Mail:  murakami at niigata-pharm.ac.jp
E-Mail:  PXI00556 at niftyserve.or.jp
Radio-Chemistry & Biophysics
Niigata College of Pharmacy
Kamishinei-cho 5-13-2
Telephone=81-025-268-1245		FAX=81-025-268-1245
Intrests: Extremely halophilic bacteria - physiology,energy transducing system, 
secondary ion-transport system

Oren, Aharon
E-Mail: orena at shum.cc.huji.ac.il
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 msu.edu
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, 

Padan, Etana
E-Mail: etana at vms.huji.ac.il
Molecular Microbial Ecology
Institute 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 kraken.itc.gu.edu.au
Faculty of Science and Technology
Griffith University,
Brisbane, Queensland State,
Phone: Intl +61-7-3875-7695		FAX:Intl +61-7-3875-7800
Interests: Anaerobic halophiles especially the new thermophilic variety; their ecology 
using molecular techniques and phylogeny.

Peyton, Brent M.
E-Mail: bm_peyton at ccmail.pnl.gov
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 pixie.udw.ac.za
University of Durban-Westville
P/Bag X54001
Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4000 South Africa
Phone: 031-8202404 FAX: 031-8202809
Interests: Genetics of Halobacteria

Radax, Christian
E-mail: christian.radax at mh.sbg.ac.at
Institute of Genetics and General Biology
University of Salzburg
Hellbrunnerstraße 34
A-5020 Salzburg
Phone:  		FAX:(43)-662-8044-5795 or 5010
Interests: Physiology and ecology of extremely halophilic and haloalkaliphilic Archaea 
and Bacteria

Romine, Margaret
E-Mail: mf_romine at pnl.gov
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 mbimail.umd.edu
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.

Seybold, April
E-Mail: seybolda at mbi.org
EFX Systems, Inc.
3900 Collins Rd.
Suite 1011
Lansing, MI   48910

Shand, Richard F.
E-Mail: shand at nauvax.ucc.nau.edu
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 uno.cc.geneseo.edu
WWW Home Page: http://student.bio.geneseo.edu/htdocs/bio380/simon/simon.html
Department of Biology
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454 USA
Phone: 716-245-5279	FAX: 716-245-5007
Interests: Fluctuating halophilic environments

Strietelmeier, Betty A.
E-mail: bastriet at lanl.gov
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Group CST-7, MS J514
Los Alamos, NM  87545
Phone: (505)665-9986	FAX: (505)665-4955
Interests: The role played by halophilic bacteria at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 
(WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.  We are studying the transport of actinides by both 
organic matter and bacteria. My main interest is in the anaerobic microbiology at the 

Upasani, Vivek N.
Department of Microbiology
M.G. Science Institute, Navrangpura
AHMEDABAD - 380009, Guj.  INDIA
Phone: 91-79-442872          FAX: 91-79-427715

Vreeland, Russel
E-Mail: rvreeland at wcupa.edu

Wilson, J. Jeffrey
E-Mail: jjwilson at freenet.calgary.ab.ca
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 abilities.

Woods, Wayne
E-Mail: wgwoods at ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
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 osprey.csrv.uidaho.edu
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 bioremediation

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

Zeiler, Kathryn G.
E-Mail: zeilerk at tcplink.nrel.gov
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 glas.apc.org
Laboratory of Biological Oxidation
A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry
Russian Academy of Sciences
Leninsky Prospect 33
117071, Moscow, Russia
Phone: 007-095-954-4088     FAX: 007-095-954-2732
Interests: Energy metabolism of microorganisms, especially yeasts at the cellular and 
mitochondrial levels

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