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Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University

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Welcome to the Web Site of the L. G. Leff Lab.

Our lab focuses on examining responses of microorganisms to their environment. Examples of current projects in the lab include:

  • Microbial communities of acid mine impacted streams and changes in the community associated with remediation
  • Effects of dissolved organic matter on denitrification in agricultural streams
  • Leaf decomposition in wetlands, streams and terrestrial systems
  • Response of bacteria to nutrient and carbon exposure
  • Gene expression and stress responses under modeled reduced gravity

In each project, we use a variety of molecular biology techniques and microscopy to examine properties such as bacterial and fungal community structure, gene expression, diversity of denitrification genes, etc.

EARS - Environmental Resource Sensing
An NSF IGERT Training Program

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AEM Contact Information

Dr. L. Leff, Editor, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Dr. Laura G. Leff, Professor and Assistant Chair

Dept. of Biological Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242

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lleff@kent.edu, 330-672-3788, lab:330-672-2071, fax 330-672-3713

   

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