Martha E. Trujillo
Martha E. Trujillo serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Genetics at the University of Salamanca (Spain) and as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, where she teaches a course in environmental microbiology. She undertook a Ph.D. study in bacterial systematics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, followed by a postdoctoral position at the Department of Microbiology at Novartis, Switzerland. She joined the University of Salamanca in 2002, where she currently carries out her research on plant-bacteria interactions with special emphasis on the relationship between micromonospora and nitrogen fixing nodules of legumes including the description of new taxa from this niche. In addition, she is interested in bacterial communities that thrive in deteriorated rock monuments and is currently involved in a restoration project for the oldest historical building in the University of Salamanca. She maintains a close collaboration with various pharmaceutical companies interested in the discovery of new natural products. She is a Member of Bergey’s Manual Trust, an Associate Editor of International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, and an Editor of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Journal of Microbiology.
Biography Updated on 16 June 2011