Postdoctoral Research Associate in Microbiology at the Biology and the Built Environment Center at University of OregonBiography
Dr. Erica Marie Hartmann is an environmental microbiologist interested in the interaction between anthropogenic chemicals and microbial communities. She was the first graduate of the interdisciplinary Biological Design PhD program at Arizona State University where she worked with environmental engineers to develop molecular methods to detect microbes in food, soil, and water samples. From there, she was awarded a Fulbright to study microbes that degrade the toxic, carcinogenic pollutants known as dioxins in France at the Commission for Atomic Energy. In her current work at the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, Erica is leading studies on the effects of antimicrobial chemicals on the microbes found in indoor dust. In addition to her research, Erica serves on the American Society for Microbiology's Microbiome Communication Taskforce and as a University of Oregon Expert in microbiology.