Dianne K. Newman
Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology; Executive Officer for Molecular Biology
B.A., Stanford University, 1993; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-05; Associate Professor, 2005-06; Professor, 2006-16; HHMI Investigator, 2005-16; Binder/Amgen Professor, 2016-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2017-20; Executive Officer, 2017-.
Bioenergetics and cell biology of metabolically diverse, genetically-tractable bacteria. Biofilm survival physiology in the context of human chronic infections and crop rhizospheres.
Environmental Science and Engineering; Geobiology;
Environmental Geochemistry; Isotope Biogeochemistry; Molecular Microbial Ecology;
ESE/Bi 168. Microbial Metabolic Diversity. 9 units (3-0-6); second term, 2020-21. Prerequisites: ESE 142, ESE/Bi 166. A course on the metabolic diversity of microorganisms. Basic thermodynamic principles governing energy conservation will be discussed, with emphasis placed on photosynthesis and respiration. Students will be exposed to genetic, genomic, and biochemical techniques that can be used to elucidate the mechanisms of cellular electron transfer underlying these metabolisms. Given in alternate years; offered 2020-21.