Microbial biogeochemistry of trace metals
My research focuses on metal-microbe interactions, and how microorganisms influence the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in the environment. This research is highly interdisciplinary and incorporates principles of microbial physiology, genetics, microbial ecology, and trace metal chemistry using a combination of bench top experiments with cultures and field samples to gain greater mechanistic understanding of how microbes drive trace metal cycling.
Courses taught at Rutgers:
Jeffra K Schaefer
Associate Research Professor
Undergraduate Program Director
Dept. of Environmental Sciences