Colleen M. Cavanaugh

Colleen M. Cavanaugh

Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology
Associate of Leverett House

​​​​​​Research Interests

Chemosynthesis and symbiosis, especially characterization of metabolic and genetic capabilities of symbionts, evolutionary relationships with free-living bacteria, and co-evolution of host and symbiont.

Related Publications

The Calyptogena magnifica chemoautotrophic symbiont genome. (2007)

Molecular characterization of methanotrophic communities in forest soils that consume atmospheric methane. (2007)

CO2 uptake and fixation by endosymbiotic chemoautotrophs from the bivalve Solemya velum. (2007)

16S rRNA phylogenetic investigation of the candidate division "Korarchaeota." (2006)

The evolutionary diversification of cyanobacteria: molecular-phylogenetic and paleontological perspectives. (2006)

Environmental Courses


Microbial Sciences Initiative

Faculty Department

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Information

Biological Labs, Rm. 2029

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