Gregory Dick

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The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Education Programs
    • Reviewer
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • U-M Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient
    • Event Participant
      • WC Lunches


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). 

Current sustainability courses taught