Ph.D. 1989, M.S. 1985, University of Minnesota; B.S. 1982, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Soil and environmental microbiology. Physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of phosphorus metabolism in the rhizobia as it occurs during symbiosis with the host legume plant; microbial and metabolic diversity in geothermally heated soils, including arsenic and metal transformations.

Recent Publications

 

 

Recent Grants

 

  • “Microbial Dark Matter: Forging New Discoveries in Metabolism.”

           National Science Foundation: Systems and Synthetic Biology

           V. Copie, B. Bothner, T.R. McDermott

           2017-2019

           $534,995

  • “Mechanisms of arsenic detoxification by the human microbiome.”

           National Institutes of Health, RO-1

           S.T.  Walk and T.R. McDermott

           2017-2022

           $1,284,000

  • "Arsenical Production in Germ Free and Humanized Mice"

           National Institutes of Environmental Health, R21

           S.T.  Walk and T.R. McDermott

           -2017

           $396,000

  • "Biological Basis for Methane Synthesis in Oxic Lake Waters"

           NSF: Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry

           T.R. McDermott and J.E. Dore

           2015-2017

           $200,000

  • "A Cellular Systems Analysis of Microbe-Arsenic Interactions."

            National Science Foundation: Systems and Synthetic Biology

            T.R. McDermott, B.B. Bothner, and R. Carlson

            2014-2017

            $569,351

  • "Integrated Analysis of Extremophile Biology from Genes to Metabolites."

            National Science Foundation: Metabolic Biochemistry
            B.B. Bothner, A. Mazurie, T.R. McDermott, and M. Young
            2010-2014

            $464,188

  • "Molecular and Genetic Controls Regulating Bacterial Arsenite Oxidation."

             National Science Foundation: Metabolic Biochemistry
             T.R. McDermott and B.B. Bothner  
             2008-2013

             $340, 408

  • "Genetics Underlying Microbial Antimony Oxidation."

             NSF: Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry
             T.R. McDermott
             2008-2012

             $200,000

  • "The Thermo-acidophilic Cyanidiales: Genetic and Physiological Diversity in Relation to Environment and Seasonal Change in Yellowstone National Park." 

             National Science Foundation: Microbial Interactions and Processes

             T.R. McDermott
             2007-2011 

  

Current Instructional Responsibilities

  • LRES 452 - Soil and Environmental Microbiology (Spring)
  • LRES 552 - Advanced Soil and Environmental Microbiology (On Demand)