Steven Carlson

Steven Carlson

Steven Carlson

Assistant Professor of Teaching of Microbiology

614 292-3140

Room 374, Biological Sciences Building
484 W 12th Ave,
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • General Microbiology Instruction
  • Microbial Physiology Instruction
  • Microbiology Laboratory Coordinator


  • B.S. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology, Ohio University, 2008
  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2018


As an instructor, Steven coordinates labs for the General Microbiology course (MICRBIO4100) as well as the new Wild Yeast Isolation lab course (MICRBIO2100) available Autumn 2020. In addition, he lectures the spring offering of the Microbial Physiology and Diversity course (MICRBIO4120) and the summer offering of the General Microbiology course. When not instructing, Steven creates new course content for the department and serves on the Department’s Curriculum Committee. He also works to develop new community relationships with schools and organizations within central Ohio.


Selected Publications

Carlson SJ, Fleig A, Baron MK, Berg IA, Alber BE. 2019. Barriers to 3-hydroxypropionate-dependent growth of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by distinct disruptions of the ethylmalonyl-CoA pathway. Journal of Bacteriology. 201: e00556-18.