Associate Professor of Biology
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Biology, Environmental and Urban Studies, Global Public Health
Academic Expertise: Biology
Area of Specialization: Aquatic microbiology; molecular biology; microbial interactions
Biography:Brooke Jude is a molecular microbiologist who studies isolates of microorganisms cultivated from aquatic sources worldwide. Her work is currently focused on isolating and identifying beneficial violacein producing bacterial strains. She uses classic microbiological techniques for isolation, culture and characterization, and identifies organisms via modern sequence analysis. Investigations within the lab also include motility and biofilm assays, violacein analysis, whole genome sequencing and assembly, and investigation into bacterial behavior within microbial communities.
BA, Colby College; PhD, Dartmouth College. At Bard since 2009.
- Research Interests: Study of local aquatic microbial communities and isolates; examination of microbial community behavior, including violacein production, aquatic microbial biofilm formation, and quorum sensing
- Teaching Interests: Microbiology; microbial genetics; molecular biology; microbial pathogenesis; whole genome sequencing; biotechnology
Location: Reem-Kayden Center