Professor Kenneth Noll

     

My laboratory studies bacteria that live in very high temperature environments like hot springs, volcanically-heated muds, deep oil reserves, and deep sea vents. Only a few kinds of bacteria can live in the hottest of these locations. Most of the microbes in these places belong to a goup of organisms called archaea. All these organisms can evolve by exchanging genes with one another. We are studying this process to learn how gene exchange takes place and what effects it has on the organisms.

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Prof. Noll as Darwin with plants





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Contact me at: kenneth.noll@uconn.edu                                                                                                              © Kenneth Noll 2017