John Leigh [EMAIL]


Office: HSB J117A
Phone: 206-685-1390

Box Number: 357735

Astrobiology Areas of Interest: Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth


Dr. Leigh is a professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington. Current research interests focus on methanogenesis, a possible early energy metabolism on earth.

Recent papers:

Lie, T. J., K. C. Costa, B. Lupa, S. Korpole, W. B. Whitman, and J. A. Leigh. 2012. Essential anaplerotic role for the energy-converting hydrogenase Eha in hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109:15473-15478.

Costa K. C., P. M. Wong, T. Wang, T. J. Lie, J. A. Dodsworth, I. Swanson, J. A. Burn, M. Hackett, and J. A. Leigh. 2010. Protein complexing in a methanogen suggests electron bifurcation and electron delivery from formate to heterodisulfide reductase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:11050-11055.