Forest Rohwer Marine microbial ecologist
Forest Rohwer’s research interests include the genomic analysis of phage, the viruses that infect bacteria. Phage are the most abundant biological entities on the planet; by killing bacteria, they have an enormous influence on global biogeochemical cycles and help maintain microbial diversity. Rohwer is also interested in the diversity of coral-associated bacteria. To determine which bacteria are normally associated with reef-building corals, his team has been analyzing bacterial diversity in coral samples by high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rDNAs.
Listed in The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters, 2014.
Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2013.
Achievement Award, Sigma Xi, 2009.
International Society of Microbial Ecology Young Investigators Award, 2008.
Elected Fellow of the American Academy for Advancement of Science, 2006.
S.E. Sanchez et al, "Physiological approaches to characterize novel viral proteins," J. Vis. Exp. vol. 100, pp. e52854, 2015.
F. Roher, M. Youle and H. Maughan, Life in Our Phage World, Wholon, 2014.
Senior Fellow Integrated Microbial Biodiversity
San Diego State UniversityDepartment of Biology
PhD (Molecular Biology) University of California San Diego/San Diego State University
Letters and Science University of Idaho