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Annette Ruth Rowe

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 731F Rieveschl Hall
Tel: 513-556-9715

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Water Quality, Alternative Energy, Electromicrobiology, Electrosynthesis, Microbe-mineral Interactions, Anaerobic Microbiology, Microbial Ecology


  • PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2011 (Microbiology ).
  • BS , University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2003 (Microbiology ).
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2003 (Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics ).


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Rowe, A. R., Yoshimura, M., LaRowe, D. E., Bird, L. J., Amend, J. P., Hashimoto, K., Nealson, K. H., & Okamoto, A. (2017). In situ electrochemical enrichment and isolation of a magnetite-reducing bacterium from a high pH serpentinizing spring.. Environmental Microbiology, 19 (6), 2272-2285.
  • Mansfeldt, C. B., Heavner, G. W., Rowe, A. R., Hayete, B., Church, B. W., & Richardson, R. E. (2016). Inferring Gene Networks for Strains of Dehalococcoides Highlights Conserved Relationships between Genes Encoding Core Catabolic and Cell-Wall Structural Proteins.. PloS One, 11 (11), e0166234.
  • Lee, C. K., Kim, A. J., Santos, G. S., Lai, P. Y., Lee, S. Y., Qiao, D. F., Anda, J. D., Young, T. D., Chen, Y., Rowe, A. R., Nealson, K. H., Weiss, P. S., & Wong, G. C. L. (2016). Evolution of Cell Size Homeostasis and Growth Rate Diversity during Initial Surface Colonization of Shewanella oneidensis.. ACS Nano.
  • Nealson, K. H., & Rowe, A. R. (2016). Electromicrobiology: realities, grand challenges, goals and predictions.. Microbial Biotechnology, 9 (5), 595-600.
  • Rowe, A. R., Mansfeldt, C. B., Heavner, G. L., & Richardson, R. E. (2015). Relating mRNA and protein biomarker levels in a Dehalococcoides and Methanospirillum-containing community.. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99 (5), 2313-27.
  • Rowe, A. R., Chellamuthu, P., Lam, B., Okamoto, A., & Nealson, K. H. (2014). Marine sediments microbes capable of electrode oxidation as a surrogate for lithotrophic insoluble substrate metabolism.. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, 784.
  • Mansfeldt, C. B., Rowe, A. R., Heavner, G. L. W., Zinder, S. H., & Richardson, R. E. (2014). Meta-analyses of Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain 195 transcriptomic profiles identify a respiration rate-related gene expression transition point and interoperon recruitment of a key oxidoreductase subunit.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80 (19), 6062-72.
  • Heavner, G. L. W., Rowe, A. R., Mansfeldt, C. B., Pan, J. K., Gossett, J. M., & Richardson, R. E. (2013). Molecular biomarker-based biokinetic modeling of a PCE-dechlorinating and methanogenic mixed culture.. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (8), 3724-33.
  • Rowe, A. R., Mansfeldt, C. B., Heavner, G. L., & Richardson, R. E. (2013). Methanospirillum respiratory mRNA biomarkers correlate with hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis rate during growth and competition for hydrogen in an organochlorine-respiring mixed culture.. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (1), 372-81.
  • Rowe, A. R., Heavner, G. L., Mansfeldt, C. B., Werner, J. J., & Richardson, R. E. (2012). Relating chloroethene respiration rates in Dehalococcoides to protein and mRNA biomarkers.. Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (17), 9388-97.
  • Hug, L. A., Beiko, R. G., Rowe, A. R., Richardson, R. E., & Edwards, E. A. (2012). Comparative metagenomics of three Dehalococcoides-containing enrichment cultures: the role of the non-dechlorinating community.. BMC Genomics, 13, 327.
  • Rowe, A. R., Lazar, B. J., Morris, R. M., & Richardson, R. E. (2008). Characterization of the community structure of a dechlorinating mixed culture and comparisons of gene expression in planktonic and biofloc-associated "Dehalococcoides" and Methanospirillum species.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74 (21), 6709-19.
  • Ohkawa, T., Rowe, A. R., & Volkman, L. E. (2002). Identification of six Autographa californica multicapsid nucleopolyhedrovirus early genes that mediate nuclear localization of G-actin.. Journal of Virology, 76 (23), 12281-9.
  • Young, E., I. Kohl, B. Sherwood-Lollar, G. Etiope, D. Rumble III, S. Li, M. Haghnegahdar, E. Schauble, K. McCain, D. Foustoukos, C. Sutclife, O. Warr, C. Ballentine, T. Onstott, H. Hosgormez, A. Neubeck, J. Marques, I. Pérez-Rodríguez, A. Rowe, D. LaRowe, T. Bryndzia. (2017). The relative abundances of resolved 12CH2D2 and 13CH3D and mechanisms controlling isotopic bond ordering in abiotic and biotic methane gases. . Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 203, 235-235-264.
  • Rowe, A., P. Rajeev, A. Jain, S. Pirbadian, A. Okamoto, J. Gralnick, M. El-Naggar, K. Nealson. (2018). Tracking electron flow from a cathode to Shewanella cells: Implications for Energy Maintenance in Redox Gradients. MBio, 9, e02203-e02203-17.
  • Chang, R.*, L. Bird, C. Barr, E. Wilbanks, M. Osburn, K. Nealson, A. Rowe. (2018). Thioclava electrotropha sp. nov., a versatile electrode and sulfur oxidizing bacterium from marine sediments.. Internationals Journal For Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 68, 1652-1652-1658.
  • Lam B.,Rowe A., Nealson K. (2018). (In Press). Variation in Electrode Redox Potential Selects for Different Microorganisms Under Cathodic Current Flow From Electrodes in Marine Sediments. Environmental Microbiology.