Susan Glasauer

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Associate Professor
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Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 Ext.52453 Room: ALEX 321
Alexander Hall

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B.Sc., M.Sc. (California, Berkeley), Ph.D. (Technical University of Munich)




Microorganisms mediate surface and subsurface metal transport in ways that are increasingly recognized as intimately linked to global geochemical cycles. My current projects focus on two particular aspects of bacterial-metal interactions: 1) the development of practical applications for bioremediation and 2) contributing to basic research aimed at understanding the role of microorganisms in shaping Earth to its present form.




  • Glasauer, S., Langley, S., Boyanov, A., Lai, B., Kemner, K., and Beveridge, T.J. (2007). Mixed-valence cytoplasmic iron granules are linked to anaerobic respiration. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73 (3): 993-996.
  • Glasauer, S., Langley S., and Beveridge, T.J. (2004). Intracellular manganese deposits formed by a subsurface bacterium. Environmental Microbiology 6: 1042-1048.
  • Glasauer, S., Weidler, P.G., Langley, S., and Beveridge T.J. (2003). Controls on Fe reduction and mineral formation by a subsurface bacterium. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 67: 1277-1288.


Research Area

wetlands, biogeochemistry, metals, microbiology, soil chemistry


Area of Research

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences