Jennifer Bhatnagar

Assistant Professor, Biology

  • Title Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Office BRB 213
  • Phone 617.35.6957

Dr. Bhatnagar studies the ecology, chemistry, and biology of microorganisms in the environment. The goal ofDr. Bhatnagar’s research is to uncover the biochemical mechanisms that microbes use to drive these large-scale processes. To do this,┬áDr. Bhatnagar uses a combination of biochemical analyses and sequencing technologies to identify direct, mechanistic links between the genetic architecture, community structure, and biochemical functions of microbes in complex environments. Dr. Bhatnagar focuses on organisms in Kingdom Fungi, because they are directly responsible for moving energy and elements between the biosphere and the atmosphere, but are less well understood than plants, animals, and bacteria.

Expertise: Microbial Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry

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