Graham Sustainability Institute

Gregory Dick

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Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Curriculum and Undergraduate Studies
  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Medicine

Current and past research projects include: (i) harmful algal blooms, especially toxic cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie; (ii) the regulation of oxygenic and anoxygenic photosynthesis in cyanobacterial mats, and how this relates to the oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere; (iii) in collaboration with David Sherman, the genomic underpinning of natural products including toxins, antibiotics, and anti-cancer compounds; (iv) Genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and genomics of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria that catalyze the formation of biogenic Mn oxides; (v) Diversity and function of microbial communities in deep-sea hydrothermal plumes; and (vi) microbial community genomics of acid mine drainage (AMD). 

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

Good Health and Well-BeingClean Water and SanitationSustainable Cities and Communities

Current sustainability courses taught