Annette Bollmann

Annette Bollman

Associate Professor of Micro­biology

46 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-0426


Ph.D., Philipps University, 1996

Research Interests:

  • Ammonia-oxidizing Bacteria and Archaea and their role in freshwater environments
  • Culturing the "unculturables" and investigation of the physiology of selected isolates
  • For more information about the lab and our research please go to the following link:

Selected Publications:

  • French, E., J.A. Kozlowski, M. Mukherjee, G. Bullerjahn, and A. Bollmann (2012) Eco-physiological Characterization of Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria from Freshwater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, in press.
  • Laanbroek, H.J. & A. Bollmann (2011) Nitrification in inland waters. In: Nitrification, Eds. B.B. Ward, D.J. Arp, and M. G. Klotz. ASM press, Washington DC. pp: 385-403
  • Bollmann, A., E. French, & H.J. Laanbroek (2011) Isolation, Cultivation, and Characterization of Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria and Archaea adapted to low ammonium concentrations. In: Methods in Enzymology, Vol. 486. Ed: M.G. Klotz. Academic press, Burlington. pp: 55 - 88
  • Bollmann, A., A.V. Palumbo, K. Lewis, & S. Epstein (2010) Isolation and physiology of bacteria from contaminated subsurface sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 7413-7419.
  • Bollmann, A., K. Lewis & S.S. Epstein (2007) Incubation of environmental samples in a diffusion chamber increases the diversity of recovered isolates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73: 6386-6390.
  • Bollmann, A., I. Schmidt, A.M. Saunders, & M.H. Nicolaisen (2005) Influence of starvation on the potential ammonia-oxidizing activity and amoA mRNA of Nitrosospira briensis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 1276-1282.