IEG Members:James Voordeckers

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                                           James Voordeckers 

Institute for Environmental Genomics; Dept. of Botany and Microbiology

University of Oklahoma

101 David L. Boren Blvd

SRTC 2030

Norman, OK 73019

Phone: (405) 325-3052

Fax: (405) 325-7552

Email: James.W.Voordeckers-1@ou.edu

Date of Birth: March 29, 1978

Citizenship: USA

Education

The Graduate School – New Brunswick Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Ph.D. June 29, 2007 Physiology and Molecular Ecology of Chemolithoautotrophic Nitrate Reducing Bacteria at Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents

Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ BS, Biotechnology May 2000

Employment History

University of Oklahoma Postdoctoral Research Assoc. 2009-present

University of Massachusetts Amherst Postdoctoral Fellow 2007-2009

Rutgers University Research Assistant 2000-2001 Set up of new experiments and monitoring of ongoing experiments in bioremediation of environmental contaminants

Fellowships

2003-2004 Doctoral Training Program in Biotechnology 2001-2003 H. Boyd Woodruff Fellowship in Microbiology

Publications

Lu, Z., Deng, Y., Van Nostrand, J. D., He, Z., Voordeckers, J. W., Zhou, A., Lee, Y.-J., Mason., O. U., Dubinsky, E. A., Chavarria, K. L., Tom, L. M., Fortney, J. L., Lamendella, R., Jansson, J. K., D'haeseleer, P., Hazen,T. C., Zhou, J. 2012. Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume. The ISME Journal. 6: 451-460.

Giovannelli, D., Ferriera, S., Johnson, J., Kravitz, S., Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Ricci, J., O’Brien, C., Voordeckers, J. W., Bini, E., and Vetriani, C. 2011. Draft genome sequence of Caminibacter mediatlanticus strain TB-2 T, an epsilonproteobacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 5 (1): 135-143.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Ricci, J., Voordeckers, J. W., Starovoytov, V., and Vetriani, C. 2010. Nautilia nitratireducens sp. nov., a thermophilic, anaerobic, chemosynthetic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology. 60 (5): 1182-1186.

Voordeckers, J. W., Kim, B.-C., Izallalen, M., and Lovley, D.R. 2010. Role of Geobacter sulfurreducens Outer-Surface c-Type Cytochromes in the Reduction of Soil Humic Acid and Anthraquinone-2,6-Disulfonate. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76: 2371–2375.

Voordeckers, J. W., Do, M. H., Hügler, M., Ko, V., Sievert, S. M., and Vetriani, C. 2008. Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes: a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Extremophiles. 12 (5): 627-640.

Voordeckers, J. W., Starovoytov, V., and Vetriani, C. 2005. Caminibacter mediatlanticus sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 55: 773-779.

Voordeckers, J. W., Fennell, D. E., Jones, K., and Häggblom, M. M. 2002. Anaerobic Biotransformation of Tetrabromobisphenol A, Tetrachlorobisphenol A, and Bisphenol A in Estuarine Sediments. Environmental Science & Technology. 36: 696-701.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Ricci, J., Voordeckers, J. W., Starovoytov, V., and Vetriani, C. Nautilia nitratireducens sp. nov, a thermophilic, anaerobic, chemosynthetic, nitrate- ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. (In press; IJSEM Papers in Press. Published August 10, 2009 as doi:10.1099/ijs.0.013904-0) http://ijs.sgmjournals.org/cgi/rapidpdf/ijs.0.013904-0v1.pdf

Voordeckers, J. W., Crespo-Medina, M., and Vetriani, C. Detection and phylogenetic analysis of the periplasmic nitrate reductase (NapA) in chemolithoautotrophic Epsilonproteobacteria and microbial communities from deep sea hydrothermal vents. (in prep.)


Conference Procedings

Voordeckers, J. W., Lu, Z., Qin, Y., Deng, Y., Van Nostrand, J., D., He, Z., King, G. M., Zhou, J. Survey of Bacteriophage Functional Genes from Microbial Communities of Hawaiian Volcanic Deposits Aged 40 to ~450 Years. 111th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 21-24, 2011.

Tu, Q., Yu, H., Deng, Y., Qin, Y., Zhou, A., Voordeckers, J. W., Xie, J., Lee, Y., Wu, L., Van Nostrand, J., D., Zhou, J. GeoChip4.0: A High Density Functional Gene Array for Microbial Ecology Study 111th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 21-24, 2011.

Holmes, D. E., Risso, C., Voordeckers,J., Gannon, S. , Lovley,D. R. Transcriptomic Analysis of Benzoate and Phenol Metabolism in the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon, Ferroglobus placidus. 110th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010.

Voordeckers, J. W., Izallalen, M., Kim, B-C., Blunt, E. L., Lovley, D. R. The Role of Outer Surface Proteins in the Reduction of Humic Substances by Geobacter sulfurreducens. 109th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, FPA, May 17-21, 2009.

Perez-Rodriguez, I. M., Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J. W. Physiological Characterization of Anaerobic, Chemosynthetic, Nitrate-reducing Bacteria from Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents at 9°N on the EPR. 109th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, FPA, May 17-21, 2009.

Vetriani, C., Barkay, T., Borin, S., Crespo-Medina, M., Cruz, R., Luther, G.W., Perez, I., and Voordeckers, J.W. Microbial colonization of post eruptive vents on the EPR at 9°N. Ridge 2000 meeting: Mantle to Microbe: Integrated Studies at Oceanic Spreading Centers, Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2008.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J.W., Sievert, S.M., and Hügler, M. Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes: a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Ridge 2000 meeting: Mantle to Microbe: Integrated Studies at Oceanic Spreading Centers, Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2008.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J., and Crespo-Medina, M. Detection of the periplasmic nitrate reductase (NapA) in thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Epsilonproteobacteria and in deep-sea hydrothermal vent microbial communities. Extremophiles 2006, Brest, France, September 17-21, 2006.

Voordeckers, J.W., Crespo-Medina, M., and Vetriani, C. Detection and Diversity of the Periplasmic Nitrate Reductase (NapA) in Epsilonproteobacteria and Natural Microbial Communities in Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. 106th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL, May 21-25, 2006.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J.W., Hügler, M. and Sievert, S.M. Nitrate Respiration and Carbon Fixation in Thermophilic, Chemolithoautotrophic Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Third International Symposium on Hydrothermal Vent and Seep Biology, La Jolla, CA, September 12-16, 2005.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J.W., and Sievert, S.M. Characterization of Thermophilic, Chemolithoautotrophic, Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, and Identification of the Genes Involved in Nitrate Reduction and Carbon Fixation. Extremophiles 2004, American Society of Microbiology, Cambridge, MD, September 19-23, 2004.

Voordeckers, J., Häggblom, M., and Vetriani, C. Isolation and Characterization of Novel Thermophilic, Chemolithoautotrophic, Nitrate-reducing Isolates from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents that Belong to the Genus Caminibacter. 104th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 24-27, 2004.

Vetriani, C. and Voordeckers, J. Isolation and Characterization of Thermophilic, Chemolithotrophic Nitrate Ammonifying Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Ridge 2000 Community Meeting, Boulder, CO, November 6-8, 2003.

Voordeckers, J. W., Haggblom, M. M., Van Dover, C. L., and Vetriani, C. Phylogenetic and Functional Analysis of Microbial Communities Associated with Active Black Smockers at Mid-Atlantic Ridge Hydrothermal Vents. 103st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, May 18-22, 2003.

Voordeckers, J. W., Fennell, D. E., Jones, K., and Häggblom, M. M. Anaerobic Biotransformation of Tetrabromobisphenol A, Tetrachlorobisphenol A, and Bisphenol A in Estuarine Sediments. NEMPET 2000, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, June 15-17, 2000.

Academic Teaching Experience

2006 Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Applied Microbiology 2005 Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, General Microbiology

Research Cruise Experience

2006 R/V Atlantis AT 15-6 2005 R/V Atlantis AT 11-26 2004 R/V Atlantis AT 11-10


Professional Society Memberships

2002-present American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 2012-present Ecological Society of America (ESA)

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