Diana E. Northup

Visiting Associate Professor

Email: 
dnorthup@unm.edu
Education: 
Ph.D. (Biology), The University of New Mexico, 2002
 
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Research Interests:

Investigating (1) how microbes help form the colorful ferromanganese deposits that coat the walls of Lechuguilla and Spider Cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park; (2) how microbes participate in the precipitation of calcium carbonate formations called pool fingers; (3) the microbial diversity located in the hydrogen sulfide cave, Cueva de las Sardinas in Tabasco, Mexico, (4) the microbial basis of White Nose Syndrome in bats and its potential impact on New Mexico cave roosting bats, and (5) antibiotic production by cave bacteria.