gut microbial ecology, soil microbial ecology, oil spill bioremdiation, microbial induced corrosion, bioprocess engineering, next generation sequencing technology, bioinformatics, comparative metagenomics and metaproteomics, biofuel production, carbon sequestration
Techniques Regina Lamendella Uses:
I work very well in groups and usually emerge as a group leader.
I am genuinely excited about mission oriented applied research to help improve human health and the environment. I have the pleasure of working on many mission-oriented research problems in collaboration with USEPA, USGS, and DOE. These experiences have showed me the power of collaborative, multi-displinary research and how solutions are best accomplished through teams of individuals with different types of knowledge.
I believe my multi-disciplinary background in microbial ecology, engineering, and bioinformatics, coupled with my passion for cutting-edge research will help me address and solve many critical human health and energy-related research problems.
Regina Lamendella's Problem Solving Skills:
molecular microbial ecology
pyrosequencing data analysis
microbial source tracking
Regina Lamendella's Problem Solving Experience:
I have helped develop integrative bioinformatics tools to assist and expedite the discovery of novel metabolic potential of microbial populations within complex soil environments, which are key to biofuel production, food security, and carbon sequestration.
I created and implemented an innovative teaching approach in which highschool students utilized molecular technology research methods to evaluate microbial water quality in cooperation with their local watershed restoration program. This novel approach engaged students in authentic experiences to identify and analyze human impact on the environment and local ecosystems using state-of-the-art technology.
I developed novel molecular-based detection methods to track sources of fecal contamination in the environment to assist the U.S. EPA in upholding their mission to assess, protect, and remediate our nation’s water resources.
I have developed computational methods to integrate molecular information from genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic levels. Assimilating different levels of information flux within a given ecosystem has allowed for a more comprehensive view of complex biological systems. I have utilized this systemic data integration approach to reveal novel differentiating microbial signatures and their role in human health and disease.