Brandon Paul Kieft

Postdoctoral Fellow


Microbial communities are harnessed in a variety of anthropogenic processes, including waste-to-energy conversion and pollution cleanup. Despite their widespread use, characteristics of complex microbial communities, including which populations are active and the functions they perform, are poorly understood. As a microbial ecologist, I use large datasets of DNA, RNA, and protein sequences to understand how microbes accomplish desirable industrial-scale biomass conversions such as renewable natural gas production from wastewater and breakdown of agricultural wastes to fertilizers and energy.



Research Interests

Microbial ecology

Research Centres, Clusters, Institutes

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.

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