Vanessa Lynn Brisson

Portrait of  Vanessa Lynn Brisson

  • Title
    Postdoctoral Researcher
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    (925) 423-7879
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I am interested in environmental microbiology and microbial ecology.  My research focuses on microorganisms and microbial communities involved in bioenergy and bioremediation applications.  I use metabolomics and sequencing based approaches to investigate host microbial community recruitment, community dynamics, and metabolite exchange in algal-bacterial and plant fungal-bacterial interactions. 

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Brisson, V., Schmidt, J., Northen, T., Vogel, J., and Gaudin, A. 2019. A New Method to Correct for Habitat Filtering in Microbial Correlation Networks. Frontiers in Microbiology 10, 585.

Brisson, V., Zhuang, W., and Alvarez-Cohen, L. 2016. Bioleaching of Rare Earth Elements from Monazite Sand. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 113 (2), 339-348.

Zhuang, W., Yi, S., Bill, M., Brisson, V., Feng, X., Men, Y., Conrad, M., Tang, Y., and Alvarez-Cohen, L. 2014. Incomplete Wood-Ljungdahl Pathway Facilitates One Carbon Metabolism in Organohalide-Respiring Dehalococcoides mccartyi. Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 111 (17), 6419-6424.

Brisson, V., West, K., Lee, P., Tringe, S., Brodie, E., and Alvarez-Cohen, L. 2012. Metagenomic Analysis of a Stable Trichloroethene-Degrading Microbial Community. The ISME Journal 6 (9), 1702-1714.

Brisson, V. and Tilton, R. 2002. Self-Assembly and Two-Dimensional Patterning of Cell Arrays by Electrophoretic Deposition. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 77 (3), 290-295.