Corien Bakermans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology
Office Phone: 814-940-3313
Office Location: Hawthorn Building, 204

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Corien Bakermans, assistant professor of microbiology, earned her doctorate from Cornell University. Her research involves determining what adaptations microorganisms have evolved to live in low temperature environments like Arctic and Antarctic permafrost and how these adaptations are relevant to ecological success and ecosystem processes.

Research Interests
Microbial physiology and ecology
Cold-adapted bacteria
Arctic and Antarctic permafrost