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Brent Christner

Associate Professor

The Christner Research Group is interested in the physiology, ecology, biogeochemistry, and molecular adaptations of microorganisms inhabiting environments of the cryosphere and atmosphere. Using a combination of laboratory and field-based research, we seek to elucidate the novel properties of microorganisms that survive under low extremes of temperature and water/energy availability.

  • Teaching Interests
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  • Education
    • B.S., Molecular Biology, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, 1992.
    • M.S., Microbiology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1996.
    • Ph.D., Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2002.
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Contact Information


Rm. # 1252
Microbiology Building 981