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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, Annette R; Yoshimura, Miho; LaRowe, Doug E; Bird, Lina J; Amend, Jan P; Hashimoto, Kazuhito; Nealson, Kenneth H; Okamoto, Akihiro (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, Cresten B; Heavner, Gretchen W; Rowe, Annette R; Hayete, Boris; Church, Bruce W; Richardson, Ruth 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, Calvin K; Kim, Alexander J; Santos, Giancarlo S; Lai, Peter Y; Lee, Stella Y; Qiao, David F; Anda, Jaime De; Young, Thomas D; Chen, Yujie; Rowe, Annette R; Nealson, Kenneth H; Weiss, Paul S; Wong, Gerard C L (2016). Evolution of Cell Size Homeostasis and Growth Rate Diversity during Initial Surface Colonization of Shewanella oneidensis.. ACS nano.
  • Nealson, Kenneth H; Rowe, Annette R (2016). Electromicrobiology: realities, grand challenges, goals and predictions.. Microbial biotechnology, 9 (5), 595-600.
  • Rowe, Annette R; Mansfeldt, Cresten B; Heavner, Gretchen L; Richardson, Ruth E (2015). Relating mRNA and protein biomarker levels in a Dehalococcoides and Methanospirillum-containing community.. Applied microbiology and biotechnology, 99 (5), 2313-27.
  • Rowe, Annette R; Chellamuthu, Prithiviraj; Lam, Bonita; Okamoto, Akihiro; Nealson, Kenneth H (2014). Marine sediments microbes capable of electrode oxidation as a surrogate for lithotrophic insoluble substrate metabolism.. Frontiers in microbiology, 5, 784.
  • Mansfeldt, Cresten B; Rowe, Annette R; Heavner, Gretchen L W; Zinder, Stephen H; Richardson, Ruth 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, Gretchen L W; Rowe, Annette R; Mansfeldt, Cresten B; Pan, Ju Khuan; Gossett, James M; Richardson, Ruth E (2013). Molecular biomarker-based biokinetic modeling of a PCE-dechlorinating and methanogenic mixed culture.. Environmental science & technology, 47 (8), 3724-33.
  • Rowe, Annette R; Mansfeldt, Cresten B; Heavner, Gretchen L; Richardson, Ruth 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, Annette R; Heavner, Gretchen L; Mansfeldt, Cresten B; Werner, Jeffrey J; Richardson, Ruth E (2012). Relating chloroethene respiration rates in Dehalococcoides to protein and mRNA biomarkers.. Environmental science & technology, 46 (17), 9388-97.
  • Hug, Laura A; Beiko, Robert G; Rowe, Annette R; Richardson, Ruth E; Edwards, Elizabeth A (2012). Comparative metagenomics of three Dehalococcoides-containing enrichment cultures: the role of the non-dechlorinating community.. BMC genomics, 13, 327.
  • Rowe, Annette R; Lazar, Brendan J; Morris, Robert M; Richardson, Ruth 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, Taro; Rowe, Annette R; Volkman, Loy 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 .