Leigh, John

Faculty Profile

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Leigh
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Title: 
Professor
Primary Institution: 
UW
Department/Division: 
other
Department/Division: 
Microbiology
Mail/Box #: 

357735

Office Location: 

J-117A HSB

Office Phone: 
(206) 685-1390
Research

Research Summary: 

The following projects focus on Methanococcus maripaludis, a model species of methanogenic Archaea. Approaches and techniques include genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, and systems biology:

1. Novel aspects of the methanogenic pathway and its connection to energy conservation

2. Generation of hydrogen gas using hydrogenase and nitrogenase

3. Nitrogen fixation and its regulation by novel mechanisms in Archaea

4. Molecular mechanisms of regulation by nutritional conditions, with a focus on nitrogen, hydrogen, and phosphate

5. Systems biology of methanogenesis

Short Research Description: 
methanogenic Archaea
Areas of Interest: 
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Keywords: 
<p> microbiology, Archaea, regulation, genomics, methanogenesis, hydrogen, astrobiology</p>
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