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William Ghiorse

William Ghiorse


B76B Wing Hall
(607) 255-3086

A veteran educator and editor, who has extensive research experience in Geomicrobiology, Biogeochemistry and Environmental Microbiology.

Research Focus

My major resarch focus has been geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry of Mn-oxidizing bacteria.
I have also done pioneering research on deep subsurface and groundwater microbiology and, more recently on the survival and fate of Cryptosporidium parvum in the NYC watershed.

Outreach and Extension Focus

Past outreach activities include occasional involvement with parties interested in survival and transport of pathogens (Cryptosporidium oocysts) in the New York City watershed.

Current activities include out reach education for the general public including a new outreach course offered at Lifelong, the local senior citizen center-- "Microbes in the News"

Teaching Focus

I teach a large undergraduate course in General Microbiology which is taken by students of Biology, Engineering Nutrion, Animal Science, Food Science. Prevet and premed students from many different majors also take this course.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications