University Park, IL,
17
April
2020
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10:39 PM
America/Chicago

Timothy C. Gsell, Ph.D.

Summary

Microbiology Expert

Timothy C. Gsell, Ph.D.

Microbiology Expert

Dr. Timothy Gsell is a Professor of Biology and serves as the Coordinator for the Biology and Environmental Biology programs at Governors State University. An expert in molecular microbial ecology, he has been teaching an assortment of undergraduate and graduate courses at GSU since 1999.

Dr. Gsell completed both his B.S. and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Dayton. His research employs a variety of DNA-based tools and techniques that allow for the analysis of the diversity, structure, function and population dynamics of microbial communities from environmental samples. Complimentary physiological-based methods and bacterial culture techniques have also been a focus to enhance our knowledge of the microbial world.

Much of Dr. Gsell’s expertise centers on bacterial communities that participate in the nitrogen cycle in agricultural soils, wetland sediments and large-scale aquaria. He has studied bacterial participation in the degradation of preservatives and plasticizers, and is skilled in the use of metagenomic applications to describe the diversity of bacteria from a variety of environmental sample types.

Relevant Works:

Dr. Gsell is available to talk about environmental microbiology-related topics. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Gsell, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or zbanks@govst.edu.