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Laurie Achenbach

Professor and Dean, College of Science

Laurie Achenbach

Life Science III 1012
Phone: 618-453-7984
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: laurie@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Microbial Genetics, Bioremediation, and Microbial Diversity.                                      

Education:

PhD, 1988, University of Illinois

Courses Taught:

MICR 495: Senior Seminar

Publications:

Articles in Professional Journals

  • Weber, K.A., Hedrick, D.B., Peacock, A.D., Thrash, J.C., White, D.C., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2009. Physiological and taxonomic description of the novel autotrophic, metal oxidizing bacterium, Pseudogulbenkiania sp. strain 2002. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 83:555-565. PubMed link
  • Weber, K., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2007. Microbially-mediated anaerobic iron(II) oxidation at circumneutral pH. In: C.J. Hurst, G.R. Knudsen, M.J. McInerney, L.D. Stetzenbach, and M.W. Walter (eds.) Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 2nd Edition. ASM Press. pp. 1147-1154
  • Pollock, J., Weber, K.A., Lack, J., Achenbach, L.A., Mormile, M.R. and Coates, J.D. 2007. Alkaline iron(III) reduction by a novel alkaliphilic, halotolerant, Bacillus sp. isolated from salt flat sediments of Soap Lake. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 77:927-34. PubMed link
  • Thrash, J.C., Van Trump, J.I., Weber, K.A., Miller, E., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2007. Electrochemical stimulation of microbial perchlorate reduction. Environ. Sci. Technol. 41:1740-1746. PubMed link
  • Karr, E.A., Ng, J.M., Belchik, S.M., Sattley, W.M., Madigan, M.T. and Achenbach, L.A. 2006. Biodiversity of methanogenic and other Archaea in the permanently frozen Lake Fryxell, Antarctica. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:1663-1666. PubMed link
  • Asao, M., Jung, D.O., Achenbach, L.A. and Madigan, M.T. 2006. Heliorestis convoluta, sp. nov., a coiled alkaliphilic heliobacterium from the Wadi El Natroun, Egypt. Extremophiles 10:403-410. PubMed link
  • Achenbach, L.A., Bender, K.S., Sun, Y. and Coates, J.D. 2006. The biochemistry and genetics of perchlorate reduction. In: B. Gu and Coates, J.D. (eds.) Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment. Springer. pp. 297-310.Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2006. The microbiology of perchlorate reduction and its bioremediative application. In: B. Gu and Coates, J.D. (eds.) Perchlorate: Environmental Occurrence, Interactions and Treatment. Springer. pp 279-295.
  • Weber, K.A., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2006. Microorganisms pumping iron: anaerobic microbial iron oxidation and reduction. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 4:752-764. PubMed link
  • Weber, K.A., Pollock, J., Cole, K.A., O'Connor, S.M., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2006. Anaerobic nitrate-dependent iron(II) bio-oxidation by a novel lithoautotrophic betaproteobacterium, Strain 2002. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:686-694. PubMed link
  • Bender, K.S., Shang, C., Chakraborty, R., Belchik, S.M., Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2005. Identification, characterization and classification of genes encoding perchlorate reductase. J. Bacteriol. 187:5090-5096. PubMed link
  • Karr, E.A., Sattley, W.M., Rice, M.R., Jung, D.O., Madigan, M.T. and Achenbach, L.A. 2005. Diversity and distribution of sulfate-reducing bacteria in the permanently frozen Lake Fryxell, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:6353-6359. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D., Cole, K.A., Michaelidou, U., Patrick, J., McInerney, M.J. and Achenbach, L.A. 2005. Biological control in hog waste through stimulated microbial Fe(III) reduction. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:4728-4735. PubMed link
  • Zhang, H., Logan, B.E., Regan, J. M., Achenbach, L.A. and Bruns, M.A. 2005. Molecular assessment of inoculated and indigenous bacteria in biofilms from a pilot-scale perchlorate-reducing bioreactor. Micro. Ecol. 49:388-398. PubMed link
  • Madigan, M.T., Jung, D.O., Karr, E.A., Sattley, W.M., Achenbach, L.A. and van der Meer, M.T.J. 2005. Diversity of anoxygenic phototrophs in contrasting extreme environments. In: Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park. W. Inskeep (ed). Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University.
  • Bender, K.S., Rice, M.R., Fugate, W.H., Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2004. Metabolic primers for the detection of (per)chlorate-reducing bacteria in the environment and phylogenetic analysis of cld gene sequences. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 70:5651-5658. PubMed link
  • Jung, D.O., Achenbach, L.A., Karr, E.A., Takaichi, S. and Madigan, M.T. 2004. A gas vesiculate planktonic strain of the purple nonsulfur bacterium Rhodoferax antarcticus isolated from Lake Fryxell, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Arch. Microbiol. 182:236-243. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2004. Microbial perchlorate reduction: rocket-fuelled metabolism. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 2:569-580. PubMed link
  • Karr, E.A., Sattley, W.M., Jung, D.O., Madigan, M.T. and Achenbach, L.A. 2003. Remarkable diversity of phototrophic purple bacteria from a permanently frozen Antarctic lake. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:4910-4914. PubMed link
  • Cummings, D.E., O.L. Snoeyenbos-West, D.T. Newby, A.M. Niggemyer, D.R. Lovley, Achenbach, L.A. and R.F. Rosenzweig. 2003. Diversity of Geobacteraceae species inhabiting metal-polluted freshwater lake sediments ascertained by 16S rDNA analyses. Micro. Ecol. 46:257-269. PubMed link
  • Bender, K.S., O'Connor, S.M., Chakraborty, R., Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2002. Sequencing and transcriptional analysis of the chlorite dismutase gene of Dechloromonas agitata and its use as a metabolic probe. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:4820-4826. PubMed link
  • Chaudhuri, S.K., O'Connor, S.M., Gustavson, R., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2002. Environmental factors that control microbial perchlorate reduction. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:4425-4430. PubMed link
  • Lack, J.G., Chaudhuri, S.K., Chakrabortey, R., Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2002. Anaerobic biooxidation of Fe(II) by Dechlorosoma suillum. Micro. Ecol. 43:424-431. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D., Cole, K.A., Chakraborty, R., O'Connor, S.M. and Achenbach, L.A. 2002. Diversity and ubiquity of bacteria capable of utilizing humic substances as electron donors for anaerobic respiration. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68:2445-2452. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D. and Achenbach, L.A. 2001. The biogeochemistry of aquifer systems. In: Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 2nd edition. C.J. Hurst, R.L. Crawford, G.R. Knudsen, M.J. McInerney and L.D. Stetzenbach (eds.). ASM Press, Washington DC. pp. 719-727.
  • Achenbach, L.A., Carey, J. and Madigan, M.T. 2001. Photosynthetic and phylogenetic primers for the detection of anoxygenic phototrophs in natural environments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:2922-2926. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D., Chakraborty, R., Lack, J.G., O'Connor, S.M., Cole, K.A., Bender, K.S. and Achenbach, L.A. 2001. Anaerobic benzene oxidation coupled to nitrate reduction in pure culture by two strains ofDechloromonas. Nature 411:1039-1043. PubMed link
  • Achenbach, L.A., Michaelidou, U. Bruce, R.A., Fryman, J. and Coates, J.D. 2001. Dechloromonas agitata gen. nov., sp. nov. and Dechlorosoma suillum gen. nov., sp. nov., two novel environmentally dominant (per)chlorate-reducing bacteria and their phylogenetic position. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51:527-533. PubMed link
  • Coates, J.D., Bhupathiraju, V., Achenbach, L.A., McInerney, M.J. and Lovley, D.R. 2001. Geobacter hydrogenophilusGeobacter chapelleii and Geobacter grbicium, three new, strictly anaerobic, dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducers. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51:581-588. PubMed link
  • Achenbach, L.A. and Coates, J.D. 2000. Disparity between bacterial phylogeny and physiology. ASM News 66:714-715. 
  • Milford, A.D., Achenbach, L.A., Jung, D.O. and Madigan, M.T. 2000. Rhodobaca bogoriensis, gen. nov. and sp. nov., an alkaliphilic purple nonsulfur bacterium from African Rift Valley soda lakes. Arch. Microbiol. 174:18-27. PubMed link
  • Madigan, M.T., Jung, D.O., Woese, C.R. and Achenbach, L.A. 2000. Rhodoferax antarcticus sp. nov., a moderately psychrophilic purple nonsulfur bacterium isolated from an Antarctic microbial mat. Arch. Microbiol. 173:269-277. PubMed link