Staff Profile
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Research Interests 

I am a biogeochemist and microbial ecologist with special interest in mercury. My group focuses on the microbial mercury methylation process in cultures, sediments and soils. Our research includes mercury fate and transport at multiple scales and in many types of environments, isolation and characterization of Hg-methylating microbes, the bioavailability of Hg for microbial methylation, and novel approaches to remediation of contaminated sites.  

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  • Gilmour, Cynthia C. ; Tuttle, J. H. (1987). Anaerobic microbial methylation of inorganic tin in estuarine sediment. Microbial ecology, 14 , 233-242.
  • Gilmour, Cynthia C. ; Tuttle, J. H. ; Means, J. C. (1986). Determination of picogram quantities of methyltins in sediment. Analytical Chemistry, 58 , 1848-1851.
  • Gilmour, Cynthia C. ; Tuttle, J. H. ; Means, J. C. (1985). Tin methylation in sulfide bearing sediments. Marine and Estuarine Geochemistry (239-258) Lewis Publishers, Inc .
  • Jonas, R. B. ; Gilmour, Cynthia C. ; Stoner, D. L. ; Weir, M. M. ; Tuttle, J. H. (1984). Comparison of methods to measure acute metal and organometal toxicity to natural aquatic microbial communities . Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 47 , 1005-1011.