Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez

 

E-mail: perezrod@usc.edu

Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 305

Los Angeles, California 90089-0740

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Ecophysiology, bioenergetics and biogeochemistry of chemosynthetic microorganisms from deep-sea hydrothermal vents and other  seafloor/subseafloor environments. Most recent research includes: (i) rate-yield  trade-offs and (ii) associated N isotope signatures in chemosynthetic nitrate reducing pure cultures and microbial communities from hydrothermal fluids under different temperature/pressure conditions.

 

New directions in the Amend Lab will involve evaluating bioenergetic characteristics of different catabolic pathways present in metabolically versatile methanogens isolated from marine sediments.

2010 - present

2010 - present