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University of Washington, M.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, 2013
Montana State University, B.S. (Hons.) in Environmental Biology and minors in Microbiology and Soil Science, 2009

Professional Appointments

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-present
NSF GK-12 OACIS Teaching Fellow, 2012-2013
Pacific Science Center, Science Communication Fellow, 2010-present

Work Experience

Research assistant, Montana State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Spietz R.L., Williams C.M., Rocap G., Horner-Devine M.C. 2015. A Dissolved Oxygen Threshold for Shifts in Bacterial Community Structure in a Seasonally Hypoxic Estuary. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135731. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135731

Boyd, E.S., R.K. Lange, A. Mitchell, T. Hamilton, J. Peters, and M. Skidmore. 2011. Diversity, Abundance, and Potential Activity of Nitrifying and Nitrate-Reducing Microbial Assemblages in a Subglacial Ecosystem. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 77(14): 4778-4787.

Hamilton, T.L, R.K. Lange, E.S. Boyd, J.W. Peters. 2011. Biological nitrogen fixation in acidic high temperature geothermal springs in Yellowstone National Park, WY. Environmental Microbiology. 13 (8): 2204-2215.

Melendrez, M. C., R.K. Lange, F. M. Cohan, and D. M. Ward. 2011. Influence of molecular resolution on sequence-based discovery of ecological diversity among Synechococus populations in an alkaline siliceous hot spring microbial mat. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 77(4): 1359-1367.

McGlynn, S.E., E.S. Boyd, E.M. Shepard, R.K. Lange, R. Gerlach, J.B. Broderick, and J.W.Peters. 2010. Identification and characterization of a novel member of the radical-adomet enzyme superfamily and implications for the biosynthesis of the Hmd hydrogenase active site cofactor. Journal of Bacteriology. 192(2): 595-598.

Mulder, DW, E.S. Boyd, R. Sarma, R.K. Lange, J.A. Endrizzi, J.B. Broderick, J.W. Peters. 2010. Stepwise [FeFe]-hydrogenase H-cluster assembly revealed in the structure of HydA(DeltaEFG). Nature. 465: 248-251