Douglas Bartlett

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Dr. Bartlett has extensive experience in analyses of extremophilic microbial life in the inner space of our oceans. His research group has pioneered studies of the adaptations that enable deep-sea microbes to live at great pressures, up to and beyond 15,000 pounds per square inch. Much of this work utilizes the tools of genetics, genomics and functional genomics to work through the gene parts lists and wiring diagrams associated with particular aspects of microbial adaptation. Current projects in the Bartlett laboratory include the isolation and characterization of novel microbes from deep-sea trenches and hydrothermal vent systems, directed evolution of microorganisms to greater tolerance to high pressure, and single-cell isolation and genome characterization of microbes from the deepest regions of the Atlantic and Pacific.