Eric D. Becraft, Ph.D.

haggerty  (256)765-4435
 UNA Box 5048
 332 Science and Engineering Technology Building
 Assistant Professor of Biology


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Research & Teaching Fields:
I am interested in microbial speciation and genetic modes of adaptation. The identification of uncultured Bacterial and Archaeal phyla and their contributions to the evolutionary history of microbial life on Earth. The study of microbial diversity, ecology, and evolution in the context of microbial community structure and function. The co-evolution of microbial partnerships and symbiotic interactions. Microbiology in extreme terrestrial and extraterrestrial environments. Geochemical cycling and the role microorganisms play on a global scale.

Institution Degree / Professional Experience Years
University of Texas at Austin B.S., Biology (microbiology) 2003-2006
Montana State University Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences 2006-2016
Northern Illinois University Postdoctoral researcher 2013-2015
Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral researcher 2015-2018
Introductory Biology, Microbiology, Microbial Ecology & Evolution