Postdoctoral Fellow

Annie Otwell

Postdoctoral Fellow

401 Terry Ave N

I am working on the ENIGMA project, where we study subsurface microbial communities and the environmental processes that they carry out. I am currently studying nitrate-reducing bacteria isolated from a contaminated field site. My goal is to create synthetic consortia composed of the isolates in order to address environmentally relevant questions about nitrate reduction and microbial ecology. While I am still getting started, future goals include developing assays to probe resilience as well as studying microbial assembly and specialization in evolved nitrate-reducing communities. 


Day, Jessica A., Christian Diener, Anne E. Otwell, Kourtney E. Tams, Brad Bebout, Angela M. Detweiler, Michael D. Lee, et al. “Lettuce (Lactuca Sativa) Productivity Influenced by Microbial Inocula under Nitrogen-Limited Conditions in Aquaponics.” PloS One 16, no. 2 (2021): e0247534. Cite Download
Otwell, Anne E., Alex V. Carr, Erica L. W. Majumder, Maryann K. Ruiz, Regina L. Wilpiszeski, Linh T. Hoang, Bill Webb, et al. “Sulfur Metabolites Play Key System-Level Roles in Modulating Denitrification.” MSystems 6, no. 1 (February 9, 2021). Cite
Otwell, Anne E., Adrián López García de Lomana, Sean M. Gibbons, Mónica V. Orellana, and Nitin S. Baliga. “Systems Biology Approaches towards Predictive Microbial Ecology.” Environmental Microbiology, August 14, 2018. Cite