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Dr. Lisa Waidner, an Assistant Professor at the University of West Florida, has a Ph.D. from the College of Marine Science at the University of Delaware.
As a graduate and undergraduate student research mentor, she works with students to characterize groups of important bacteria from coastal and inland waters in and around the Pensacola Bay system.
Her work uses model bacteria called the aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs (AAP), which are a diverse group of proteobacteria that may be involved in light-stimulated uptake of dissolved organic matter and of point-source pollution and legacy contaminants. Molecular biological, microbiological, and ecological methodologies (molecular microbial ecology) are used to study this diverse group of freshwater, estuarine, and marine bacteria.