Kelly Nevin Lovley

Research Associate Professor

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Phone:

413-545-4452

Fax: 

413-545-1578

Office: 

422A Morrill Science Center IVN

Ph.D.: 

Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002

Mailing address: 

Kelly Nevin Lovley, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology
418 Morrill Science Center IVN
University of Massachusetts
639 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9298

Research Interests

The transfer of electrons to current harvesting electrodes by the Geobacter sulfurreducens is the primary focus of my research. Determining the electron transport chain to outside the cell during electricity production will allow for the optimization of the process and better fuel cell performance. We are currently exploring biofilm structure and conductivity, analysis of mutants in electron transport proteins, testing of electrode materials and fuel cell design. The tools currently being used to explore these questions include microarrays, proteomics, confocal laser scanning microscopy, electrochemical, protein and metabolite analyses.

Selected Publications

Lovley DR.  2000.  Anaerobic benzene degradation.. Biodegradation. 11(2-3):107-16.
Lovley DR.  1993.  Dissimilatory metal reduction.. Annu Rev Microbiol. 47:263-90.
Research interests - short: 

Microbial Fuel Cells Biology