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Center Director and Professor

Ferran Garcia-Pichel

Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics
Faculty Member, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics
Professor, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Ferran Garcia-Pichel and his collaborators study the roles, adaptations, and impacts of microbes in natural environments that range from desert soils to shallow marine waters. The microbes they study play roles of ecological importance, including the formation and destruction of minerals, the prevention of soil erosion, or the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients.

His current foci on microbial adaptations involve studying mechanisms carbonate dissolution, the production of sunscreen compounds, and the microbial ability to produce hydrogen from water. Current applied aspects of their research include developing strategies for the sustainable recovery of degraded arid lands and searching for novel microbial capacities and products that have potential use in biomedicine and technology.

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