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Expert to lecture on genomics of bacteria from toxic environments

Judy Wall, professor and director of graduate studies in the biochemistry department at the University of Missouri at Columbia, will present a lecture titled “Genome Sequence: a Window into the Metabolism of the Sulfate-reducing Bacteria” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in 218 Pearson Hall. Her presentation is part of the microbiology department's Distinguished Lecture Series.

An internationally recognized expert on the genetics and metabolism of hydrogen, iron and sulfate in bacteria from toxic, polluted environments, Wall has researched ways to enhance bioremediation of toxic chemicals from industrial wastes.

She is recipient of a part of the $103 million National Research Consortium, sponsored by the Department of Energy, for research that uses a genetic approach to solve energy and pollution problems.

Wall earned her doctorate from Duke University, did postdoctoral research at Indiana University and then joined the faculty at the University of Missouri, where she has received several awards as outstanding teacher and researcher.

Wall has served on many journal editorial boards, including Applied and Environmental Microbiology, as well as several national advisory committees. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.

An Academic Challenge Grant from the state of Ohio funds the Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Date Published: 11/04/2004
Volume: 24   Number: 14

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