Dr. Suzanna Bräuer

Website: http://www.appstate.edu/~brauersl

Education:

  • Ph.D. Cornell University

Professional Experience:

  • 2008-Present; Associate Professor; Department of Biology; Appalachian State University; Boone, NC
  • 2007-2008; Senior Research Associate; Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, OR
  • 2006-2007; Postdoctoral Fellow; Oregon Health & Science University; Portland, OR
  • 2001-2006; Research Assistant; Cornell University; Ithaca, NY

Teaching Specialties:

  • Introductory microbiology
  • Microbial ecology and diversity
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biomolecular evolution of the Earth
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Microbial oceanography

Areas of Expertise:

  • Microbiological culturing
  • Biogeochemistry of C and Mn
  • Molecular microbial ecology

Professional Affiliations / Organizations:

  • American Society for Microbiology (local and national chapters)
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Cornell University Program in Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity
  • American Geophysical Union
  • NSF's Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction (OHSU)

Honors / Awards:

  • RIDGE 2000 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation 2007
  • Environmental Research Grant, Cornell Center for the Environment, Cornell University (CU) 2005
  • Research Grant, NSF IGERT in Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity, CU 2005
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, CU 2003
  • Research Fellowship, Program in Biogeochemistry and Environmental Change, CU 2001
  • Research Grant, The Evergreen State College Foundation 1999

Professional Activities:

  • Scholarship Committee; Department of Biology; Appalachian State University; Boone, NC; 2008-present
  • Seminar Committee; Center for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction Seminar Series; Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU); Portland, OR; 2007-2008
  • Admissions Committee; Department of Microbiology; Cornell University; Ithaca, NY; 2004
  • Treasurer; Program in Biogeochemistry and Environmental Biocomplexity; Cornell University; Ithaca, NY; 2003-2004

Community Service and Volunteer Experience:

  • Volunteer Instructor; Saturday Academy; Portland, OR; 2007-2008
  • Volunteer Instructor; Hillsboro School District; Hillsboro, OR; 2007
  • Outdoor Leader; Cornell Outdoor Education; Cornell University; Ithaca, NY; 2002-2006
  • Master Composter; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Ithaca, NY; 2002-2005

Research:

I am broadly interested in the biogeochemistry, ecology and diversity of microorganisms in various environments, including rivers, coastal margins, wetlands/estuaries, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and caves; and I am interested in studying the impact of these microorganisms on the biogeochemical cycling of Fe, Mn and C in the environment.

Selected Publications:

  • Bräuer SL, Yashiro E, Ueno N, Yavitt JB, and Zinder SH. 2006. Characterization of acid-tolerant H_2 /CO_2 - utilizing methanogenic enrichment cultures from an acidic peat bog. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 57(2):206-216.
  • Bräuer SL, Yashiro E, Cadillo-Quiroz H, Yavitt JB, and Zinder SH. 2006. Isolation of a novel acidiphilic methanogen from an acidic peat bog. Nature 442:192-194.
  • Cadillo-Quiroz H, Bräuer SL, Yashiro E, Sun C, Yavitt JB, and Zinder SH. 2006. Vertical profiles of methanogens in two contrasting acidic peatlands in central New York State, USA. Environmental Microbiology 8(8):1428-1440.
  • Bräuer SL, Yavitt JB, and Zinder SH. 2004. Methanogenesis in McLean Bog, an acidic peat bog in upstate New York: stimulation by H_2 /CO_2 in the presence of rifampicin, or by low concentrations of acetate. Geomicrobiology Journal 21(7):433-443.
Title: Associate Professor , Microbial Ecology
Department: Department of Biology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7451

Fax: (828) 262-2127

Office address
Rankin Science West 264