Kevin R. Sowers

University of Maryland, USA

Kevin R. Sowers obtained his Ph.D. degree in anaerobic microbiology from Virginia Tech, Va, USA, in 1984. He conducted postdoctoral research at UCLA on the molecular biology of methanogenesis and joined the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute in 1991, where he is now a Professor at the Center of Marine Biotechnology. His research interests include the biology of biogas production by the methanogenic Archaea specifically basic research on the regulatory mechanisms of archaeal gene expression, physiological responses of archaea to extreme conditions, and application of methanogenic processes for waste management in recirculating mariculture systems. He also studies the physiology of microbial reductive dechlorination of PCBs and in situ bioremediation of organohalide-impacted sediments. He has presented his research at over 100 scientific meetings and over 60 national and international invited lectures. His research has generated over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and two patents and has been featured in radio interviews, newspaper articles, and museum exhibits. He is a Member of the ASM and SIM, has been an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Bacteriology and Archaea, and served as a reviewer internationally for over 12 granting agencies and 20 journals.

Biography Updated on 2 August 2009

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