Dr John Moreau

As a geomicrobiologist, Dr. Moreau conducts cross-disciplinary research in geochemistry, mineralogy and environmental microbiology on questions that address the impact of microbes on geological materials and processes. His work includes the study of microbial interactions with heavy metals, the evolution of sulfate-reducing bacteria, and the activity of the deep subsurface microbial biosphere. Dr. Moreau employs a range of research approaches involving electron microscopy, advanced chromatography and spectroscopy and genomics. He obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006, and served as a U.S. National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow with the U.S. Geological Survey from 2006-2008, prior to taking up his current appointment.