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Pratixaben Savalia


Phone: (213) 740-5982

Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 305
Los Angeles, California 90089-0740



  • Laboratory Manager, Jan Amend and Kenneth Nealson Laboratory, Department of Earth Sciences, USC (2011-Present)


  • Research Specialist, Nealson laboratory, Department of Earth Sciences, USC (2010-2011)


  • Research Assistant, Vellanoweth Laboratory, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSULA (2008-2010)




California State University, Master in Biology, 2010


California State University, Certificate Program in Biotechnology, 2010


Christ College, Saurashtra University, B.A. in Biotechnology, 2006




Journal Articles

  1. Johnson, J. E., Savalia, P., Davis, R., Kocar, B. D., Webb, S. M., Nealson, K. H., & Fischer, W. W. (2016). Real-Time Manganese Phase Dynamics during Biological and Abiotic Manganese Oxide Reduction. Environmental Science & Technology. (LINK)

  2. Rusch, A., Islam, S., Savalia, P., & Amend, J. P. (2015). Burkholderia insulsa sp. nov., a facultatively chemolithotrophic bacterium isolated from an arsenic-rich shallow marine hydrothermal system. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 65, 189–194. (LINK)



  1. In vivo localization of LTP3 and LTP4 (Lipid Transfer Protein) mRNA in Arabidopsis thaliana (Columbia). Unpublished Master’s Thesis.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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