Environmental Microbiology

Learman Research Laboratory

Department of Biology 

Institute for Great Lakes Research

Central Michigan University


The lab focuses on understanding how microbes (single strains or microbial communities) control biogeochemical cycles in various environments, ranging from oceans, lakes, to sediments.  The lab utilizes a range of techniques in microbial ecology, physiology, genomics, and geochemistry.

Twitter: @GeoMicro_DRL


Welcome to the Learman Environmental Microbiology Lab at Central Michigan University.

Currently, the laboratory is looking for motivated  graduate students.  If interested, please contact Deric: