Kelly Wrighton

Assistant Professor
Departmental Faculty
Graduate Faculty

Research Interests

The Wrighton Environmental Microbiology Laboratory uses community genomics (metagenomics) to reconstruct organismal metabolisms and identify community interactions that impact ecosystem processes. We use laboratory cultivation and biochemical experiments to validate genomic insights. The research in the lab is currently focused on methanogenic systems including microbial factors impacting green-house gas emission from wetlands, biocorrosion of steel in the energy industry, and cultivation of novel fermentative bacteria.








Photo courtesy:
Areas of Expertise
  • Mechanic understanding of carbon emissions in wetlands
  • Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, Microbiology
  • Postdoc, University of California Berkeley, Department of Earth Sciences
Kelly Wrighton
(614) 688-2189
440 Biosci
Lab Phone: 614 688-2192