George Bullerjahn, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of Virginia, Biology, 1984
Our work is currently focused on the regulation of nutrient-stress-inducible genes in cyanobacteria. We have identified genes and gene products inducible under nutrient (N, S, P) limitation and stationary phase conditions, and this work has aided in the development of whole-cell biosensors detecting the bioavailability of nutrients in environmental samples. Secondly, we examine the composition and dynamics of cyanobacterial communities in aquatic systems. Third, we are examining the structural requirements for productive electron transport in photosynthesis by studying the protein-protein interactions occurring between the copper protein plastocyanin and its reaction partners (Photosystem I and cytochrome f).
French, E., J. Kozlowski, M. Mukherjee, G. Bullerjahn and A. Bollmann. 2012. Niche differentiation between ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria based on differences in their growth responses to environmental factors. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78: 5773-5780.
M.R. Twiss, R.M.L. McKay, R.A. Bourbonniere, G.S. Bullerjahn, H.J. Carrick, R.E.H. Smith, J.G. Winter, N. D'Souza, P.C. Furey, A.R. Lashaway, M.A. Saxton and S.W. Wilhelm. 2012. Diatoms abound in ice-covered Lake Erie: an investigation of offshore winter limnology in Lake Erie over the period 2007 to 2010. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38: 18-30.
Kutovaya, O.A. R.M.L. McKay, B.F.N. Beall, S.W. Wilhelm, D.D. Kane, J.D. Chaffin, T.B. Bridgeman and G.S. Bullerjahn. 2012. Evidence against fluvial seeding of recurrent toxic blooms of Microcystis spp. in Lake Erie's western basin. Harmful Algae 15: 71-77.
McKay, R.M.L., B.F.N. Beall, G.S. Bullerjahn and W.C. Woityra. 2011. Winter limnology in the Great Lakes: role of the U.S. Coast Guard. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37: 207-210.
Ilikchyan, I.N., R.M.L. McKay, O.A. Kutovaya, R. Condon and G.S. Bullerjahn. 2010. Seasonal expression of the picocyanobacterial phosphonate transporter gene phnD in the Sargasso Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology 1: 135. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2010.00135.
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