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Ileana Pérez-Rodríguez



Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 305

Los Angeles, California 90089-0740



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

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